Allyson M. Phillips

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Allyson M. Phillips is a partner in the firm and concentrates her practice in land use and zoning, municipal law, environmental law and permitting, real property, general litigation and appellate practice.  Allyson has significant experience addressing environmental issues that arise during project siting and regularly appears before state agencies and municipal boards on behalf of clients seeking governmental approvals for private development projects. Allyson is well versed in the nuances of the environmental review process under State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the New York City Watershed Rules and Regulations. Allyson also represents municipalities in all aspects of municipal law, land use, zoning and environmental law and has served as Special Counsel to several municipalities undertaking large-scale public works projects. Allyson 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. Allyson has also published research articles focusing on topics such as land-use law in New York, eminent domain, ethical considerations for government attorneys, and disclosure of agency records in the electronic age.

Bar Admissions

New York, 2007
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2007
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2017


Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York, J.D.
Honors: Albany Law School, Government Law Center Award for Service
Law Journal: Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, Associate Editor, 2005 – 2007

Fordham University, Bronx, New York, B.A.
Political Science Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Interdisciplinary Certificate, Peace and Justice Studies

Lorenzo Di Medici Institute, Florence, Italy
Rennaisance Art/Architecture

Published Works

The Official Map, Zoning Law and Practice Report, Vol. 5 No.6, May/June, 2005

A Portal to Reliable Real Estate Data, or a Door to Nowhere? A Look at How Local Data Dissemination Policies have Impacted the Development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and the Geospatial One-Stop Portal, Real Estate Law Journal, Summer, 2005

The Friends of the Court: The Role of Amicus Curiae in Kelo v. New London, in Eminent Domain Use and Abuse: Kelo in Context, American Bar Association, May, 2006

Eliminating Political Maneuvering: A Light in the Tunnel for the Government Attorney-Client Privilege, Indiana Law Review, Vol. 39 No. 3, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Member
New York State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

Ford Marrin Espisito Witmeyer & Gleser, LLC, Paralegal, 2001 – 2003
New York State, Office of the Attorney General; Real Property Bureau, Legal Intern, 2004
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Legal Intern, 2004


Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Sigma Alpha

Legal Assistant Information

Tracy Poole, 518-438-9907 x. 221