Ground Rules: A Knauf Shaw Blog

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

KnaufShaw

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

KnaufShaw

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

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Cannabis

NY Recreational Marijuana Law Includes Environmental Goals, Municipality Options

Amy Kendall

Recreational marijuana use will be legal in New York for those over 21 years of age. The Marijuana Regulation and…

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High Water Shield Setting

Biden Executive Orders Address Climate Change

KnaufShaw

During the first few weeks of the Biden Administration, multiple executive orders (“EOs”) have been issued to address climate change…

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Conesus Lake On A Sunny Summer Day

Judge Orders Illegal Superstructure in Finger Lakes Taken Down

Jonathan Tantillo

A long-standing steel frame on Conesus Lake which was constructed without necessary approvals from the Conesus Planning Board and Zoning…

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Fredericks Finger Lakes Farm

Road Salt Contamination from NYS Thruway Ruled A Trespass

Amy Kendall

The New York Court of Claims recently held that farmers impacted by surface and groundwater contaminated with road salt originating…

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Pollution

Petroleum Spill Reporting

Melissa Valle

Reporting a petroleum spill in New York can be confusing and an overwhelming experience. There are numerous spill reporting requirements,…

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Oil

Petroleum Case Law Update 2020

Melissa Valle

Each year, the Petroleum Spills Committee of the Environmental & Energy Law Section of the New York State Bar Association…

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Schoen Place

Special Permits Annulled For Failure To Comply With LWRP Law

Amy Kendall

On December 22, 2020, a court in Monroe County, New York annulled Special Permits issued in 2012 by the Village…

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Client Testimonial

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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.®

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Welcome Samantha Rubino, Esq.

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

Samantha R. Rubino