Robert A. Panasci


phone (518) 438-9907 (Ext. 251)
fax (518) 438-9914


Representative Matters

Robert 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. Rob has experience with acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing and development related to real property. Rob has represented town boards, planning boards, and zoning boards of appeal and has appeared before several boards on behalf of his clients seeking governmental approvals.

Bar Admissions

New York, 2002
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2002


Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York, 2001, J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Merit Scholarship Award
Honors: Justinian Society
Law Journal: Environmental Outlook Law Journal
Law Journal: Albany Law School Journal of Science and Technology, Editorial Staff Member, 1999 – 2001

Siena College, Loudonville, NY, B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Philosophy
Minor: Environmental Policy

Published Works

New York State’s Competitive Market for Electricity Generation: An Overview, Albany Law Environmental Outlook, 1, Fall, 2001

Classes/Seminars Taught

2013 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Brownfield Cleanup Program Session
2013 New York State Association of Towns – Litigation Primer
2012 New York State Association of Towns – Passing The Buck (Or Sharing It): Provisions And Tips For Towns To Save Costs on Some Everyday Municipal Issues
2011 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Brownfield Cleanup Program Session
2011 New York Water Laws and Regulations – Funding and Administration of Long Term Stormwater Management
2011 Real Estate Transactions
2009 Real Estate Transactions

Honors and Awards

Air and Waste Management Association Merit Award, 2000 – 2001
Recognized in New York Super Lawyers Magazine – Upstate Edition, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2004 – 2007, Environmental Law Liaison
New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, 2001 – Present, Member
New York State Bar Association, Municipal Law Section, 2006 – Present, Member
New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee Member, 2004 – Present

Past Employment Positions

Young, Sommer, Ward, Ritzenberg, Wooley, Baker & Moore, Summer Associate

Legal Assistant Information

Lisa M. Gorman, 518-438-9907 x. 233

Avramis v Sarachan, 97 AD3d 874 (3d Dept. 2012)

Young/Sommer won an appeal for the City of Ithaca (Tompkins County) in a zoning dispute over the proposed expansion of a parking lot at a… 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

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