Kristin Laviolette Pratt


phone (518) 438-9907 (Ext. 231)
fax (518) 438-9914


Representative Matters

Kristin Laviolette Pratt

Kristin Laviolette Pratt (Associate) has been practicing environmental law, commercial litigation, and real property law at Young/Sommer LLC since 2005. Kristin has represented both corporate and individual clients before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in negotiating regulatory proceedings as well as before local government boards. Kristin has been involved in complex commercial and environmental contract disputes on behalf of corporate, governmental and individual clients. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University at Buffalo and is a 2005 graduate of Albany Law School. While at Albany Law, Kristin served as the Managing Editor of Research and Writing for the Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal and was a quarterfinalist in both the Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling Competition and the Morse Negotiation Competition. Kristin served as a Legal Intern with the NYS Attorney General’s Office, Charities Bureau, the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, and the Albany Law Government Law Center.

Litigation Percentage

70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

New York, 2006


Albany Law School Union University, Albany, NY, J.D.

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, B.A.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors: With Distinction
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Major: Communications

Professional Associations and Memberships

New York State Bar Association, 2005 – present
Albany County Bar Association, 2006 – present
Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal, 2003 – 2005

Legal Assistant Information

Lori A. Schrom, 518-438-9907 x. 254

Bozzetti v. Pohlmann, 94 AD3d 1201 (3d Dept 2012)

The firm prevailed for Plaintiffs in a land boundary and title dispute involving property of three different parties in rural Greene County, New York.  Following… Read More

G&K Iron Works, LLC v. Pyramid Management Group, Inc., et al., Sup Ct, Rockland County, 2013, Index No. 036415/2013

The firm successfully obtained an order dismissing a Lien Law foreclosure action instituted against a corporate client and obtained clarification of an often puzzling provision… Read More

Gas Land Petroleum, Inc. v Friendly Service Armonk, Inc. and Sammy Eljamal, Supreme Court Westchester County, Index No. 56368/2013

The firm successfully obtained summary judgment for the Plaintiff in a gasoline supply contract dispute.  The judgment was awarded against both the retailer and the… Read More

Hardison v. Board of Education of the Oneonta City School District, 773 F3d 372 (2d Cir. 2014)

The firm successfully represented the Oneonta City School District (the “District”) before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (“Second Circuit”) in a tuition reimbursement case… Read More

In the Matter of the Application of Ten Towns to Preserve Main Street, et al. v. The Planning Board of the Town of Northeast, et al., Sup Ct, Dutchess County, 2013, Index No. 3816/2013

The firm successfully defended New York real estate developer Southern Realty and Development, LLC (“Southern”) in a State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) challenge to… Read More

Macris v. Matta, 2012 NY Slip Op. 08701 (2d Dept. 2012)

The firm successfully defended an appeal made by landowners who sought $400,000 in property damages allegedly stemming from the acts of wild beavers on the… Read More

Macris v. Matta, Sup Ct, Putnam County, Index No. 1354-2011

The firm represented Defendant homeowners, in an action commenced by their downstream neighbors for property damages stemming from the alleged flooding of their property, blaming… Read More

The Fort Ticonderoga Association v. The Assessor of the Town of Ticonderoga, et al., Sup Ct, Essex County, 2013, Index No. 410-2013

The firm successfully restored tax exemptions and obtained tax refunds for The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a not-for-profit corporation. This groundbreaking decision has important implications for… Read More

Town of Northumberland, v. Del Signore Blacktop Paving, Inc. , Sup Ct, Saratoga County, Index No. 20084229

The firm represented the Town of Northumberland (the “Town”) in a breach of contract action with important implications for other municipalities in New York who… Read More