Knauf Shaw LLP concentrates its practice in Environmental and Energy Law, Commercial Real Estate, Land Use, Zoning and Municipal Law. The firm’s founding partners, Alan J. Knauf and Linda R. Shaw, are renowned for their expertise in environmental law and land use. The firm guides businesses, developers, landowners, municipalities and other clients through New York's many review and approval processes including the State Environmental Quality Review Act, Brownfield Cleanup Program, and related land use, zoning and municipal issues. The firm also assists clients with recovering environmental cleanup costs in actions against responsible parties and insurers, in addition to facilitating or challenging decision making by local, state and federal agencies. Recent case decisions include Lighthouse Pointe Property Associates, LLC v. NYSDEC, 14 N.Y.3d 161 (2010) and Norse Energy Corp. USA v. Town of Dryden, 108 A.D.3d 25 (3d Dep't 2013).

Mr. Knauf and Ms. Shaw are supported by senior associate attorneys Dwight E. Kanyuck and Amy K. Kendall, and associate attorneys Jonathan R. Tantillo, Meaghan A. Colligan and Melissa M. Valle.

Knauf Shaw's energy practice is complemented by its sister company Future Energy Development, LLC, a New York State/City certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) providing grant writing, business support, financial incentive bundling, education, and project development services for green energy companies and energy efficient building developers.