Mining Law

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, defending approvals in court, and negotiating best management practices to reduce the environmental impact of mining operations.

The firm’s Mining Law practice group includes Kevin Young and David Brennan.

The following Young/Sommer attorneys represent clients in this practice area.

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.


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.


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.