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 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 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

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Kendall honored by peers

Partner Amy Kendall has been recognized by her peers as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law in Rochester, NY in the upcoming 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.®

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Welcome Samantha Rubino, Esq.

We are pleased to announce that Samantha Rubino has joined Knauf Shaw as an Associate.

Samantha R. Rubino