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Environmental Regulatory Update – June 2014

EPA issues groundwater remedy completion strategy; EPA seeks comment on lead-based paint hazard framework … Read More

Kevin Young to present “SEQRA – Protect Your Organization – Know the Ins and Outs of SEQRA”

On September 9, 2014, Kevin Young will be among a faculty of 5 speakers presenting on the ins and outs of the State Environmental Quality Review Act… Read More

MLBC Meeting on June 27, 2014

Please join us for our next meeting of the Matrimonial Law Breakfast Club where our guest speakers, Michael L. Koenig, Esq. & Victoria P. Lane, Esq.… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – May 2014

EPA and Army Corps propose rule defining Clean Water Act jurisdiction; EPA adopts Tier 3 motor vehicle emission standards … Read More

Ranked in Chambers USA 2014 - Leading Firm

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 eleven 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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CPLR Article 78 Proceedings and Interlocutory Appeals During An Article 78 Proceeding

By Joseph F. Castiglione – This article was originally published in volume 77, number 1 of the Albany Law Review (2013-2014), and should be cited as such.  This article generally… Read More


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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