Land Use and Development

Extensive experience in SEQRA and permitting on behalf of developers and municipalities enables us to successfully navigate the land use and project review process.

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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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Robert A. PanasciRobert A. Panasci

Robert A. Panasci is a partner with Young/Sommer LLC and has been practicing real property law, municipal law, environmental law and special education law since 2002. His legal practice includes representation of corporate and individual clients in all aspects of real estate matters. … Read More

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Environmental Regulatory Update – November 2017

EPA proposes to repeal Clean Power Plan; EPA issues directive ending “sue and settle” practice; DEC revises BCP application guidance … Read More

Young/Sommer LLC Recognized in Publication

The 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® has named Young/Sommer LLC a “Best Law Firm” in the Metropolitan Tier 1, Albany, Environmental Law… Read More

EBC Meeting on December 8, 2017

DECEMBER 2017 JOINT LUNCHEON MEETING of the Young/Sommer LLC Environmental Breakfast Club, NENY Chapter of Air and Waste Management Association; and Notre Dame Club of NENY Proudly Presents:… Read More

Young/Sommer Secures First Upstate NY Approval for Community Choice Aggregation Energy Procurement Program

The firm successfully advocated on behalf of the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (“MEGA”) and obtained approval of the New York State Public Service Commission… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – October 2017

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