We Don't Just Practice Environmental Law, We Make It.

With decades of experience, the attorneys at Knauf Shaw LLP help businesses, developers, land owners, local governments, and others benefit from redevelopment of contaminated real estate, comply with environmental laws, recover environmental cleanup costs, resolve land use disputes, and build clean energy projects.

We provide online resources to help you learn about and understand environmental law through our Environmental Law Center.

Contact us to find out how Knauf Shaw can help you with your environmental, land use, energy or municipal law challenges and opportunities.

We are here to discuss your matter.

About Us

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.


Practice Areas

Knauf Shaw LLP is ready to assist you with any environmental, land use, municipal or commercial real estate issue that may arise in your business or development plans.



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.


Legal Resources

Knauf Shaw has assembled the New York Virtual Environmental Law Center to provide interested parties access to information about environmental law in New York.


Case Studies