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.

Julia O'Sullivan

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.

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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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Bulk Pertroleum Storage

NYSDEC Proposes Revisions to NYS Petroleum Bulk Storage Regulations

Melissa Valle

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“NYSDEC”) is proposing to revise its regulations on petroleum bulk storage. The …

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Guam

Supreme Court Revives Guam’s Superfund Claim against the U.S. Navy

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Justice Clarence Thomas penned the rare unanimous decision in Guam v. United States, 593 U.S. ___ (2021), which recently held …

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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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SPONSORSHIPS

Knauf Shaw LLP is proud to be a Conference Sponsor to the 2022 Annual GFL AWMA & GVC NYWEA Joint Seminar on April 27, 2022.

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Knauf Shaw Files Lawsuits

Alleging Violations of the New Green Amendment to the NYS Constitution.

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