Attorneys

Jeffrey S. BakerJeffrey S. Baker

Jeffrey S. Baker has extensive experience in environmental, zoning and land use law. He has represented both the public and private sector, including major environmental organizations in the permitting and opposition to major commercial and industrial projects. … Read More

 

David C. BrennanDavid C. Brennan

David C. Brennan graduated cum laude from Albany Law School with a concentration in environmental law and holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. … Read More

 

Joseph F. CastiglioneJoseph F. Castiglione

Joseph F. Castiglione primarily practices in the areas of commercial, contract, municipal, land-use, administrative and environmental law, with his practice primarily dedicated to litigation in State and Federal courts. … Read More

 

Michael J. MooreMichael J. Moore

Michael J. Moore has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state court environmental disputes, as well as administrative hearings before State and local agencies. … Read More

 

James A. Muscato IIJames A. Muscato II

Jim Muscato is a partner and his practice focuses on environmental and energy law and litigation. Jim assists clients in environmental permitting, State Environmental Quality Review Act issues, alternative energy project development, pollution cleanup and litigation. … Read More

 

J. Michael NaughtonJ. Michael Naughton

J. Michael Naughton is a partner in the firm, and has practiced as a litigator for over 25 years. He began his career in New York City and moved to Albany in 1987. Mr. Naughton was a partner at the law firm of Shanley, Sweeney Reilly & Allen, P.C. before joining Young/Sommer LLC in 2005. … Read More

 

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

 

Allyson M. PhillipsAllyson M. Phillips

Allyson M. Phillips received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Fordham University and is a 2006 graduate of Albany Law School. While at Albany Law, Allyson served as Associate Editor for the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology and was a research assistant for the Dean of the Albany Law School Government Law Center, Patricia E. Salkin. … Read More

 

Kenneth S. RitzenbergKenneth S. Ritzenberg

Kenneth S. Ritzenberg maintains an extensive education law practice. His primary focus is special education, and he has represented over 20 school districts and hundreds of families in administrative proceedings and in federal court throughout New York State. He is the founder of the Capital District Special Education Breakfast Group. … Read More

 

Dean S. SommerDean S. Sommer

Dean S. Sommer (Partner) concentrates on the litigation and/or negotiation of environmental and toxic tort matters addressing the release of hazardous substances, hazardous waste, petroleum and solid waste into the environment. Chambers USA, in its 2004 Guide, stated that Mr. Sommer is “a noted litigator” whose “expertise is on show in Superfund, RCRA and CWA issues.” … Read More

 

Douglas H. WardDouglas H. Ward

Douglas H. Ward has extensive federal and state civil practice experience at both the trial and appellate levels. As an Assistant Attorney General from 1984 to 1995, he served as either the lead attorney or the supervising attorney in hundreds of environmental cases, including air, water, wetlands regulation and the State Environmental Quality Review Act. … Read More

 

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

 

Laura K. BomyeaLaura K. Bomyea

Laura Bomyea received her J.D. from Albany Law School, and her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, with a concentration in Literature, from Bard College.  She spent… Read More

 

E. Hyde ClarkeE. Hyde Clarke

E. Hyde Clarke joined Young/Sommer after receiving his J.D. from Albany Law School in May 2014. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from… Read More

 

Jessica Ansert KlamiJessica Ansert Klami

Jessica Ansert Klami graduated Cum Laude from Albany Law School in 2009 and was admitted to practice in 2010.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in… Read More

 

Kristina M. MagneKristina M. Magne

Kristina M. Magne received her J.D. from Albany Law School in 2016. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the State… Read More

 

Kristin Laviolette PrattKristin 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. … Read More

 

Sue H.R. AdlerSue H.R. Adler

Sue H.R. Adler, of Counsel since 2007, has handled complex litigation in federal and State court for the past 30 years. Ms. Adler has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including litigation strategy and risk assessment, pretrial discovery, motion practice, trials, and appeals. … Read More

 

Kristin Carter RoweKristin Carter Rowe

Kristin Carter Rowe (Of Counsel) has extensive litigation experience having represented and counseled individual, corporate and municipal clients in all areas of civil litigation on both the state and federal levels. … Read More

 

Elizabeth M. MorssElizabeth M. Morss

Elizabeth M. Morss (Of Counsel) has been practicing environmental law for over 20 years, providing counsel to small, mid-sized and large industrial clients on compliance with federal, state and local environmental laws, with an emphasis on air, hazardous waste, water and bulk storage issues. … Read More

 

Scott P. OlsonScott P. Olson

Mr. Olson has been a strong advocate for the wireless communications industry since the mid-1990’s. He has successfully represented international tower companies and FCC licensed… Read More

 

Stephen C. PrudenteStephen C. Prudente

Stephen joined Young/Sommer LLC in March, 2011 acting of counsel. He has previously worked in the areas of civil litigation practice, specifically in the areas of medical malpractice defense, product liability, municipal defense, and insurance law. … Read More

 

Lauren L. HuntLauren L. Hunt

Lauren has practiced exclusively in the field of Family/Matrimonial Law since 2009. She has extensive experience representing clients in separation, divorce, child custody, child visitation,… Read More