Jonathan R. Tantillo
Jon Tantillo graduated cum laude from SUNY Buffalo Law School. He began work at Knauf Shaw in 2013, between his second and third years at UB Law, assisting the firm with all stages of litigation, including legal research, court appearances, and drafting of memorandums, correspondence, briefs and motions. Mr. Tantillo has worked on myriad environmental law issues that include petroleum spills, hydraulic fracturing, compliance with environmental impact review statutes like NEPA and SEQRA, and the application process for the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program. He works on matters in both state and federal courts, at all levels of the appellate process, from trial to the New York Court of Appeals. He has argued before all manner of trial courts as well as in the Appellate Divisions. Mr. Tantillo has experience with land use, municipal law, the formation of corporate entities, estates, and historic preservation.
Mr. Tantillo has presented Continuing Legal Education classes on topics such as the New York State Freedom of Information Law and the Constitutional implications of municipal sign regulations. He is also the co-chair of the Monroe County Bar Association Environmental Law Committee. Mr. Tantillo passed the New York Bar Exam in July 2014, and was admitted to the New York Bar in January 2015. While at UB Law, he served on the executive board of the Public Interest Law Journal, and previously interned with the Rochester Regional Office of the New York State Attorney General, as well as the Monroe County Surrogate’s and Family Courts. Prior to receiving his J.D. from UB Law, Mr. Tantillo received a B.A. in history from Ithaca College.