Environmental and Land Use Litigation

While Knauf Shaw always attempts to resolve our clients’ environmental and energy Law, commercial real estate, land use, zoning, municipal, and insurance disputes without administrative dispute resolution or litigation, should the need arise you can be confident that your interests will be vigorously and competently protected by our firm in litigation.

Our attorneys handle all state and federal court civil matters arising under local, state, and federal environmental, energy Law, land use, zoning, and municipal statutes including but not limited to New York’s Oil Spill Act (Navigation Law Article 12), Article 78 Proceedings, New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA),  Section 19 of Article I of the New York Constitution (Green Amendment), and the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA) and Clean Air Act (CAA).

It is not uncommon for disputes over insurance coverage to arise when environmental claims are involved. We regularly handle these insurance issues in conjunction with other litigation. Knauf Shaw can successfully take your most complex case from investigation all the way through a jury verdict.

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


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.®


Welcome Samantha Rubino, Esq.

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

Samantha R. Rubino