Dwight E. Kanyuck, Partner
Dwight Kanyuck combines his extensive legal experience in all aspects of environmental law with over 20 years of experience as a chemical engineer, business manager and project manager with Eastman Kodak to meet client needs. Mr. Kanyuck focuses his practice on brownfield redevelopment, litigation, and regulatory review, interpretation, and compliance with particular emphasis on alternative energy development, both with Knauf Shaw LLP and its sister company Future Energy Development, LLC. Mr. Kanyuck has represented clients before the New York State Public Service Commission for transmission siting matters, and New York and federal trial and appellate courts on matters related to RCRA, SEQRA, the New York Oil Spill Law, CERCLA, New York Real Property Law, NEPA, the Land and Water Conservation Act, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and other statutory and common law claims. Mr. Kanyuck has instructed New York attorneys, business persons, and landowners on developments in New York State Oil and Gas Law, incentives and opportunities associated with energy efficiency, energy storage, and combined heat and power systems, and offshore wind energy development.
Mr. Kanyuck received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984. He received a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 2008 with a concentration in Environmental Law, where he won the 2008 Birzon Prize for mediation advocacy and his clinical research concerning the siting and economic development considerations associated with offshore wind energy development in New York's Great Lakes. He is admitted to practice in the courts of New York State, the federal district courts of New York State, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association and its Section on Environment, Energy & Natural Resources, the New York State Bar Association and its Environmental Law Section, and the Monroe County Bar Association and its Environmental Committee.