Kevin M. Young

phone (518) 438-9907 (Ext. 225)
fax (518) 438-9914
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Kevin M. Young has been practicing environmental law for over 40 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. His experience includes all areas of environmental and land use regulations including New York City Watershed Rules and Regulations, SEQRA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), asbestos, new source review standards, air regulations, water regulations, wetland regulations, enforcement, regulatory reform, environmental audits, solid waste and medical waste. He has extensive experience in litigating and negotiating with governmental agencies. His approach is result oriented: where do we want to go and how do we best get there. He has been the lead litigator on numerous Superfund and Brownfield sites.

Mr. Young holds a B.S. and M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated first in his class and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Since 2005, he has been listed by Chambers USA as one of the top  environmental attorneys in the state and since 2006 by Super Lawyers and Law and Politics as a Super Lawyer.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1982
U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1982
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1992
U.S. Federal Court, 1980


Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1978
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Major: Operational Research and Statistics Management

Representative Clients

Norlite Corporation
General Electric
Delaware County
Keymark Corp.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988 – 2000
Adjunct Professor, Computer Law, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1984

Honors and Awards

Named One of the Top Environmental Lawyers in New York Super Lawyers – Upstate Edition, 2006-2017
Listed in Chambers USA as one of the top ten of New York environmental attorneys, 2005-2023
Listed in Law Business Research Ltd. Who’s Who Legal Environment, 2017
Listed as Best Lawyer in America (Mining Law) by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2018

Past Employment Positions

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Partner, 1988 – 1992
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Associate, 1981 – 1988

Legal Assistant Information

Lisa M. Gorman, 518-438-9907 x. 233