Alan Knauf, a Partner at Knauf Shaw, represents businesses, developers, municipalities, landowners and citizens on issues including hazardous waste and petroleum spill cleanup, brownfield development, environmental impact review, water pollution and wetlands, zoning and planning, project siting, alternative energy, municipal law, and commercial real estate.

Alan is a founding partner of Knauf Shaw LLP in Rochester, NY. In 1986, he left big firm practice to start his own practice to pursue environmental law.  He is now surrounded by numerous other lawyers at Knauf Shaw LLP.  He brings over 40 years of experience, and has set numerous precedents in environmental and land use cases.  He is also a partner in  recycling, brownfield and real estate ventures.

Alan and his wife Patti raised two boys, Nate and Oliver, who have both studied Computer Science at Georgia Tech.  Alan has completed 14 marathons since he started running at Pittsford High School, and last year won his age group in the Shoreline Half Marathon on his 65th birthday.


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



Knauf Shaw is glad to sponsor the NYSBA Environmental and Energy Law Section Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship this year. The Fellowship allows the Section to support law students interested environmental law. Meadowdale is an ultra-low-carbon, zero-waste winery here in New York. Looking forward to this great event just in time for #earthday2023



Join Melissa Valle among other speakers in person at RIT Conference Center on April 26, 2023 for the 26th Annual Joint Seminar on Environmental Rights & Risks. Knauf Shaw is a sponsor of this event and looks forward to seeing you there!

Register Here!