Amy Kendall

Amy Kendall, a Partner at Knauf Shaw, has over 20 years of experience in environmental, land use, municipal and real estate law.    

While Amy is involved in all areas of environmental law, much of her practice focuses on water–related issues.  She advises clients on State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) and federal/state wetland permitting and compliance.  She advocates for clients on groundwater, surface water and drinking water contamination issues. Amy also handles matters involving title to and permitting for work on underwater lands, as well as disputes concerning riparian and littoral rights.  She has advised municipalities on the creation of Local Waterfront Development Programs (LWRPs), New York’s Coastal Erosion Hazard Area Law (CEHA) permitting and compliance, as well as the creation of water and sewer districts. Over her career, she has been heavily involved in prosecuting and defending civil litigation under the Clean Water Act.

Amy has taught Environmental, Health and Safety Law to undergraduate and graduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology since 2008.

Amy is a compulsive reader and and is obsessed with her two Lhasa Apsos.

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


Kendall honored by peers

Partner Amy Kendall has been recognized by her peers as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law in Rochester, NY in the upcoming 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.®


Welcome Samantha Rubino, Esq.

We are pleased to announce that Samantha Rubino has joined Knauf Shaw as an Associate.

Samantha R. Rubino