Young/Sommer LLC Continues Ranking as Top-Tier Law Firm in Chambers USA Guide

Posted on May 7, 2019

Young/Sommer LLC is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2019 Best Lawyers and Law Firms Chambers USA Guide as one of the top-tier law firms within New York State in environmental law. This marks the sixteenth year the law firm has been recognized by Chambers USA.

Young/Sommer LLC has a total of 24 attorneys with extensive experience in environmental law, land use, real estate, litigation and commercial transactions. Young/Sommer is the State’s most experienced law firm for siting wind and other renewable energy facilities.

In addition, founding partners Kevin Young and Dean Sommer were each individually recognized as top environmental lawyers in New York State. Mr. Young was recommended for his “expertise on all manner of environmental protection statute.” Young was also cited for his “extensive experience” litigating site remediation proceedings, including Superfund site matters.

Mr. Sommer was noted for his “environmental practice expertise” on disputes pertaining to hazardous substances, including solid and petroleum waste. He was also identified for his experience in legal representation pertaining to brownfield projects and development.

“Our goal is to solve the client’s problem and that goal is reflected in the trust that our clients have in our work,” said Partner Dean Sommer. “Our team is committed to providing effective, high quality work at affordable legal rates.”

The Chambers USA Guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States. An experienced team of Chambers USA researchers and legal experts participate in the ranking process. Results are based on in-depth confidential interviews with clients and lawyers.

“Our firm is focused on one mission – solving our clients’ problems as quickly and cost-effectively as possible,” said Partner Kevin Young. “We continue to seek attorneys who share that objective.”

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