Amy K. 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 taught Environmental, Health and Safety Law to undergraduate and graduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology from  2008 to 2023.

Amy is a compulsive reader and and is obsessed with her two Lhasa Apsos.

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

Client Testimonial

"I have worked with Knauf Shaw for over 20 years, and trust that their experience and knowledge will serve me and my clients well. They are the environmental attorneys I refer my clients to when faced with complex and potentially costly environmental issues, knowing that their issues will be addressed with the care, focus, and experience that Knauf Shaw has been providing to the environmental legal community for almost 40 years." Michael Rumrill, President, Leader Professional Services, Inc.



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