Practice Areas

Air Quality

Air Quality Law includes: Air Operating Permits, including Title V Permitting Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review Air Pollution Control Standards Air… Read More

Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy Law includes: Wind farm siting, permitting and approvals Biomass siting, permitting and approvals Solar siting, permitting and approval Alternative energy policy State and… Read More

Animal Rights

Animal Rights Law includes: Animal welfare Law enforcement and defense of cruelty investigators Wildlife management Zoning of animal rescues/businesses Litigation Advocacy Efforts  Overview Animal law… Read More

Boundary, Rights of Way, Roads and Title Disputes

Boundary, Rights of Way, Roads and Title Law includes: Adverse Possession “Prescriptive” Rights of Use for property access or water drainage Deed Interpretation/Boundary Identification Rights… Read More

Brownfield Redevelopment, Cleanup and Asbestos

Brownfield Redevelopment, Cleanup and Asbestos Law includes: Brownfield Redevelopment Oil Spills/State Navigation Law Federal/State Superfund Cleanups Insurance Coverage Asbestos Removal/Handling Overview Past contamination poses a… Read More


Education Law includes: Litigation and Appeals Administrative Proceedings Special Needs Trusts Special Education Student Discipline Issues Overview Our lawyers are active in Special Education law… Read More

Land Use, Zoning and Development

Land Use, Zoning and Development Law Includes: Special use permits Site plan and subdivision approval Use and area variances Non-conforming use determinations Requests for interpretation… Read More

Landlord-Tenant (Commercial)

Landlord-Tenant (Commercial) Law includes: Litigation of Lease and Contract Disputes Summary Eviction Proceedings Rent Recovery Resolution of Operational Issues Work-Outs Overview The firm generally represents… Read More

Litigation, Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Litigation, Mediation, and Dispute Law includes: Article 78 proceedings Citizen suits Cost recovery actions Natural resource damages Construction disputes Environmental litigation Permitting appeals and enforcement… Read More

Matrimonial and Family

Matrimonial and Family Law includes: Divorce Separation Annulments Child Custody & Access Parental & Grandparental Rights Prenuptial Agreements Post-Nuptial Agreements Separation Agreements Marital Settlement Agreements… Read More


Young/Sommer represents the industry and municipalities that attempt to regulate mining through land use regulation. We have experience in permitting mines, including compliance with SEQRA,… Read More

Municipal Law

Municipal Law includes: Formation and management of improvement districts, including water and sewer Municipal consolidation Sustainable community planning Drafting local laws SEQRA compliance Zoning review… Read More

Permitting and Environmental Review

Permitting and Environmental Review Law includes: Environmental Permitting SEQRA NEPA CEQR Overview Assisting clients in permitting and environmental review is the core of Young/Sommer. Since… Read More

Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage Compliance and Spills

Petroleum and Chemical Storage Compliance and Spills Law includes: Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan Preparation and Compliance Community Right-to-Know… Read More

Pollution Management and Compliance

Pollution Management and Compliance Law includes: Environmental Compliance Audits Environmental Management Hazardous Waste Solid Waste PCBs Mercury Pesticides Overview Ensuring environmental compliance poses a major… Read More

Power, Energy and Transmission

Power, Energy and Transmission Law includes: Climate Change Conventional Generation, Hydroelectric Power Alternative Energy and Renewables Electric Power Environmental Review Natural Gas Contracts, Transmission, and… Read More

Real Property and Development

Real Property and Development includes: Site Acquisition and Assessment Obtaining Approvals and Permits for Development Planned Development Districts Defense of Article 78 and Legal Actions… Read More


Telecommunications Law includes: Permitting of wireless telecommunications facilities Land acquisition and leasing relating to wireless telecommunications facilities Environmental review of facility siting Negotiation of lease… Read More

Wastewater Discharge Permits

Wastewater Discharge Law includes: NPDES/SPDES Wastewater Discharge Permits Pretreatment Permits Stormwater General Permits Administrative Proceedings Overview Over the years, Young/Sommer LLC has developed an extensive… Read More