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.

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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!

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