Environmental Compliance and Permitting

In an ever-changing environmental regulatory landscape, Young/Sommer LLC helps ensure its clients successfully meet their day-to-day environmental compliance and permitting needs.

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Young/Sommer LLC is a recognized leader in environmental and energy law in New York. Our attorneys’ decades of experience in private practice and State government allow us to understand the challenges facing small businesses, municipalities, large corporations and individuals. Our knowledge and skill in environmental law puts us at the forefront of our field, ensuring that we deliver the best and most cost-effective advice.

Young/Sommer has been ranked for fourteen consecutive years among the top ten New York State environmental law firms by Chambers USA, for the leading lawyers for businesses.  Dean Sommer and Kevin Young have been consistently listed as top New York State environmental lawyers in the Chambers review and Mr. Sommer is listed among the top four “Leading Individuals” in environmental law.

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Douglas H. WardDouglas H. Ward

Douglas H. Ward has extensive federal and state civil practice experience at both the trial and appellate levels. As an Assistant Attorney General from 1984 to 1995, he served as either the lead attorney or the supervising attorney in hundreds of environmental cases, including air, water, wetlands regulation and the State Environmental Quality Review Act. … Read More

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Environmental Regulatory Update – October 2017

DEC revises solid waste regulations; EPA issues draft strategic plan … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – September 2017

EPA adopts key TSCA implementation rules; Superfund Task Force recommendations issued; EPA proposes to rescind waters of the United States rules … Read More

Young/Sommer Successful in Northern District Clean Air Act Case

The firm defended Global Companies against a citizen suit action seeking declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and civil penalties for alleged violations of the Clean Air… Read More

EBC Meeting on October 6, 2017

Please join us for our next meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club where the topic will be “Management of Contaminated Soils at Landfills” presented by Stephen G.… Read More

Young/Sommer LLC Lawyers Highly Ranked in Publications

Young/Sommer LLC is pleased to announce it was again recognized by Chambers USA as a leading New York law firm in the environmental law practice… Read More