Amy K. Kendall, Partner
Ms. Kendall focuses her practice on environmental, land use and real estate law, and civil litigation. She has over 20 years of experience in federal and state environmental litigation, including administrative hearings. She is also regularly involved in permitting and other federal and state agency proceedings, regulatory compliance, review and commenting on environmental laws and regulations, and real estate matters, including the negotiation of utility easements for wind power. Her litigation experience has ranged from criminal trials to briefing for the United States Supreme Court and five Circuit Courts of Appeals.
While Ms. Kendall is involved in all areas of environmental law, much of her law practice has focused on water–related issues, including permitting and compliance issues for facilities, and construction in wetlands. She has been heavily involved in prosecuting and defending civil litigation under the Clean Water Act. Ms. Kendall also handles matters involving title to and permitting for work on underwater lands, as well as riparian and littoral rights. She served as co–counsel for Dryden Resources Awareness Coalition in Norse Energy Corp. USA v. Town of Dryden, 108 A.D.3d 25, 964 N.Y.S.2d 714 (3d Dep't 2013), the first lawsuit in New York involving a town's right to zone out high–volume hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale.
Ms. Kendall is the current Chair of the Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association, and past Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association. She is also Co–Chair of the Coastal and Wetlands Resources Committee for the New York State Bar Association and teaches Environmental Law at Rochester Institute of Technology. Ms. Kendall earned her J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School, and a M.S. in Environmental Health and Safety Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.