Our attorneys are at the forefront of New York energy issues including siting (Article 10), transmission and regulatory compliance of energy projects and alternative energy development.

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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 twelve 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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Kevin M. YoungKevin M. Young

Kevin M. Young has been practicing environmental law for over 28 years. Mr. Young assists clients in achieving their business and municipal objectives while complying with environmental and land use regulations. He also serves as counsel to over 20 municipalities, numerous manufacturing facilities and developers. … Read More

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EBC Meeting on March 3, 2017

Please join us for our next meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club where the topic will be “The Lesser Known Benefits of Green Infrastructure” presented by Nadine… Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – February 2017

Presidential transition affects EPA rulemaking activities; EPA proposes key TSCA implementation rules; major changes to RMP rules adopted … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – January 2017

EPA adopts formaldehyde standards for composite wood products; OSHA issues recommended safety practices for construction job sites; EPA takes steps to implement new TSCA law … Read More

Environmental Regulatory Update – December 2016

DEC adopts distributed generation regulation; EPA overhauls hazardous waste generator rules; major revisions to air conditioning and refrigeration repair rules adopted; DEC proposes new MS4 general permit … Read More

Cassadaga Wind Article 10 Application First Deemed Complete

Cassadaga Wind’s Application is the first to be deemed “complete” by the New York Siting Board under Public Service Law Section 164 since the enactment… Read More