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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Kenneth S. RitzenbergKenneth S. Ritzenberg

Kenneth S. Ritzenberg maintains an extensive education law practice. His primary focus is special education, and he has represented over 20 school districts and hundreds of families in administrative proceedings and in federal court throughout New York State. He is the founder of the Capital District Special Education Breakfast Group. … Read More

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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

Environmental Regulatory Update – July 2017

DEC reproposes solid waste regulations; additional revisions to industrial stormwater permit available for review; EPA adopts effluent limitations guidelines for dentists … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – June 2017

Trump withdraws from Paris Agreement; DEC proposes new dry cleaning emission standards; Governor announces methane reduction plan … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – May 2017

Legislature enacts drinking water and related initiatives in budget bill; DEC seeks comment on cleansing product ingredient disclosure program; revised BCP application guidance available for review … Read More