Melissa Valle

We don't just practice environmental law.

We Make it.

Jonathan R. Tantillo, Esq.

We don't just practice land use law.

We Make it.

Linda R. Shaw, Esq.

We don't just practice brownfield law.

We Make it.

Dwight E. Kanyuck, Esq.

We don't just practice renewable energy law.

We Make it.

Why Choose our Firm?

We are a boutique law firm with a big impact. We are committed to producing successful yet cost-efficient outcomes for our clients.

Practice Areas

Knauf Shaw LLP is ready to assist you with any environmental and energy law, land use, zoning or municipal law issue that may arise in your business or development plans. We practice from the tip of Long Island all the way to Niagara Falls.

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Brownfield Redevelopment

Our attorneys were actively involved in the creation of the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) Law and have provided advice during legislative amendments.

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Renewable Energy

Knauf Shaw attorneys represent municipalities, developers, and community solar service providers with renewable energy projects.

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Municipal Law

We have represented municipalities for over 30 years, with direct responsibility for the day-to-day needs of municipal governments.

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Environmental and Land Use Litigation

Our attorneys handle all state and federal court civil matters arising under local, state, and federal environmental statutes.

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Environmental Compliance

We have been working with clients and the NYSDEC for over 25 years to help manage and oversee the remediation of both petroleum and hazardous substance sites in the State of New York.

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Water and Wetlands Law

We will handle all of your legal issues related to water, from drinking water contamination to wetlands permitting.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS

Our attorneys have decades of experience for simple matters, complex site remediations or developments, and can help you from start to finish.

Blog

NYSDEC Extends Time to Make Comments on Proposed PBS/CBS Regulations

Melissa Valle

The comment period for the proposed PBS/CBS regulations has been extended until January 24, 2023.

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Knauf Shaw Announces New Partners- Jonathan Tantillo and Melissa Valle

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We are proud to announce that Jonathan R. Tantillo and Melissa M. Valle have been promoted to Partners at Knauf …

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Green Amendment NY

Knauf Shaw Files Lawsuits Alleging Violations of the New Green Amendment to the NYS Constitution

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Two lawsuits have been filed in New York State Supreme Court in Monroe County by Knauf Shaw LLP on behalf …

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Supreme Court

Second Circuit Finds CERCLA Claims Ripe Regardless of EPA Enforcement Status

Melissa Valle

On August 18, 2021, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that a party does not need to wait until …

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Case Study

Former Glenwood Power Plant

The Glenwood Power Plant is approximately 4.7 acres of the 150 Acre Brownfield Opportunity Area along the Yonkers waterfront in an Environmental Zone running along the shoreline of the Hudson River. The Plant Site, which has been unused for almost 50 years, is a 100 year old historic power plant with magnificent views of the …

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Client Testimonial

"Knauf Shaw attorneys consistently exceed our expectations. From complex litigation to real estate closings, and from land use approvals to contract negotiations, we can rely on their expertise, innovative problem solving and attention to detail." Steven Mancini, RSM Development LLC

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KS Ranked in Best Law Firms!

KS ranked Tier 3 Nationally in Land Use & Zoning Law. Regionally, KS ranked in Tier 1 for Environmental Law, Environmental Law Litigation, Land Use & Zoning Law and Land Use & Zoning Law Litigation.

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KS presents at 2022 Annual Ethics Update

Join KS virtually on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, from 12:15pm-2:00pm for the 2022 Annual Ethics Update. Amy Kendall will join other panelists in discussing the newest developments in legal ethics.