Dwight E. Kanyuck, Partner
Dwight Kanyuck combines his extensive legal experience in all aspects of environmental and energy law with over 20 years of experience as a chemical engineer, business manager and project manager with Eastman Kodak. Mr. Kanyuck focuses his legal practice on brownfield redevelopment and transactions, litigation, and regulatory review, interpretation, and compliance, with particular emphasis on alternative energy issues. Mr. Kanyuck has represented developers, municipalities, and land owners before the New York State Public Service Commission in Article 10 renewable electric generation and Article VII transmission siting matters, and New York and federal trial and appellate courts on matters related to RCRA, SEQRA, the New York Oil Spill Law, CERCLA, New York Real Property Law, NEPA, the Land and Water Conservation Act, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and other statutory and common law claims. Mr. Kanyuck has instructed municipalities and planners on the Article 10 renewable energy siting process, and New York attorneys, businesspersons, and landowners on developments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, combined heat and power systems, and offshore wind energy development. Mr. Kanyuck represents commercial pesticide applicators in compliance and enforcement matters.
Mr. Kanyuck received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984. He received a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 2008 with a concentration in Environmental Law, where he won the 2008 Birzon Prize for mediation advocacy and his clinical research concerning the siting and economic development considerations associated with offshore wind energy development in New York's Great Lakes. He is admitted to practice in the courts of New York State, the federal district courts of New York State, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association and its Section on Environment, Energy & Natural Resources, the New York State Bar Association and its Environmental Law Section, and the Monroe County Bar Association and its Environmental Committee.