Jonathan R. Tantillo


Jon Tantillo is a graduate from SUNY Buffalo Law School, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Tantillo began working for Knauf Shaw in 2013, as a student clerk during the summer between his second and third years at UB Law. Mr. Tantillo assists the firm with legal research, as well as making court appearances and drafting memorandums, correspondence, briefs, and motions. Since joining the firm, Mr. Tantillo has worked on myriad environmental law issues such as petroleum spills, hydraulic fracturing, compliance with environmental impact review statutes like NEPA and SEQRA, and the application process for the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program. Mr. Tantillo also has experience with other areas, such as land use, town law, the formation of corporate entities, estates, and historic preservation. He has worked on matters in both state and federal courts, at all levels of the appellate process, from trial, to the New York Court of Appeals.

Mr. Tantillo passed the New York Bar Exam in July 2014, and was admitted to the New York Bar in January 2015. Prior to receiving his J.D. from UB Law, Mr. Tantillo received a B.A. in history from Ithaca College. While at UB Law, he served on the executive board of the Public Interest Law Journal, and has previously interned with the Rochester Regional Office of the New York State Attorney General, as well as the Monroe County Surrogate’s and Family Courts.