Our Environmental Group handles a substantial U.S. and international caseload, working across practice areas, including corporate, real estate, litigation, health care, labor and tax, to provide a full range of services required by clients. We cover all aspects of environmental law, including transactional counseling, compliance, remediation, litigation, land use and sustainability and climate change in a host of industries such as chemical, industrial, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.
Leaders of our group have been practicing environmental law for over 30 years and have served in a variety of positions including the current chair of the Council on the Environment of New York City, former chairs of both the New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section and the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar, and a three-time gubernatorial appointee to the New York State Environmental Board.
We are perennially recognized as a leading practice by Chambers USA, which commends both our “diverse environmental practice that encompasses regulatory, transactional and litigious work” and practice head Gail Port, who “personifies the multifaceted nature” of our group.
Areas of Focus
TRC Companies, Inc., a large national engineering and remediation public company in the U.S., in major brownfield projects in New York City including the demolition, decommissioning and the remediation of the nine-acre site occupied by the Con Edison power generating plant in midtown Manhattan to make way for a five million square foot mixed development project
Teva North America and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., subsidiaries of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Israel’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, on a host of environmental matters, including representing Teva in its role as a co-operating party in perhaps the largest river-related Superfund matter in U.S. history, the lower Passaic River in New Jersey
A major New York City hospital in a high-visibility development project which raises the full panoply of land use, historic preservation and environmental issues