Brownfield/Superfund Redevelopment

Our attorneys were actively involved in the creation of the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) Law and continue to provide advice during legislative amendments.

We have successfully navigated dozens of projects through the BCP process, ultimately helping clients achieve a Certificate of Completion, the associated liability release, and tax credits.  Knauf Shaw handled the first BCP case to be heard by the Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, Lighthouse Pointe Property Associates, LLC v. NYSDEC, 14 N.Y.3d 161 (2010), where the NYSDEC decision to reject the site from the program was overturned, and Knauf Shaw’s client gained rightful admission into the BCP.

Knauf Shaw serves as counsel for numerous entities like developers, not-for-profits, low income housing developers, and municipalities for BCP and Superfund sites.  Notable sites are listed as Case Studies. Knauf Shaw has enabled clients to develop BCP and Superfund sites into  industrial, commercial, residential, mixed-use and public park projects, throughout all of New York State.

Client Testimonials

"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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Alan Knauf to Present on Oil Spill Law

Alan Knauf will be presenting his annual case law update at the NYSBA EELS Oil Spill Forum on May 7, 2024.

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KS SPONSORS BCONE EVENT

Knauf Shaw is proud to support Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast's Upstate NY Brownfield Symposium on May 22, 2024.

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