Kevin M. Young


phone (518) 438-9907 (Ext. 225)
fax (518) 438-9914


Representative Matters

Kevin 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. His experience includes all areas of environmental and land use regulations including New York City Watershed Rules and Regulations, SEQRA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), asbestos, new source review standards, air regulations, water regulations, wetland regulations, enforcement, regulatory reform, environmental audits, solid waste and medical waste. He has extensive experience in litigating and negotiating with governmental agencies. His approach is result oriented: where do we want to go and how do we best get there. He has been the lead litigator on numerous Superfund and Brownfield sites.

Mr. Young holds a B.S. and M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated first in his class and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Since 2004, he has been listed by Chambers USA as one of the top twelve environmental attorneys in the state and since 2006 by Super Lawyers and Law and Politics as a Super Lawyer.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1982
U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1982
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1992
U.S. Federal Court, 1980


Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1978
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Major: Operational Research and Statistics Management

Representative Clients

Norlite Corporation
General Electric
Delaware County
Keymark Corp.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988 – 2000
Adjunct Professor, Computer Law, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1984

Honors and Awards

Named One of the Top Environmental Lawyers in New York Super Lawyers – Upstate Edition, 2006-2017
Listed in Chambers USA as one of the top ten of New York environmental attorneys, 2004-2017
Listed in Law Business Research Ltd. Who’s Who Legal Environment, 2017
Listed as Best Lawyer in America (Mining Law) by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2018

Past Employment Positions

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Partner, 1988 – 1992
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Associate, 1981 – 1988

Legal Assistant Information

Betsy Wykes, 518-438-9907 x. 255

Fleming v. New York City Dept. of Envtl. Protection, 66 AD3d 777 (2d Dept 2009)

The firm represented the developer-respondent, RFB, LLC. RFB and its contract-seller Kent Acres Development Co.,Ltd., who proposed to construct an approximately 280 residential condominium development… Read More

Highview Estates of Orange County, Inc. v Town Bd. of Town of Montgomery, Orange County, 955 NYS2d 175 (2d Dept 2012)

The firm represented Taylor Holdings Group, Ltd/Taylor Biomass Energy in overturning a lower court judgment that annulled several state and local approvals that permit the… Read More

In the Matter of Stratis Contracting Corp., v. Town of Lewisboro, et al., 78 AD3d 1188, 911 NYS2d 667 (2d Dept 2010)

In this case, the firm prevailed in having Stratis Contracting Corp.’s petition for an Article 78 proceeding denied. The firm represented the Town of Lewisboro… Read More

Kent Acres Development Co., Ltd., v. City of New York, 41 AD3d 542 (2d Dept 2007)

The firm represented Lexington Realty Development Corp. and RFB, LLC in obtaining a judgment directing the Town of Kent to allow the Developers to participate… Read More

Worcester Creameries Corp. v. City of New York, 54 AD3d 87 (3d Dept 2008)

The firm represented a Delaware County milk processing facility in its successful effort to compel New York City (the “City”) to pay for regulatory upgrades… Read More