Rachel L. Partington
Rachel L. Partington focuses her law practice in Environmental, Land Use and Municipal Law. She works with developers, businesses, municipalities, non-profits, and other clients on a range of matters, including, FERC, CERCLA, and RCRA litigation, Brownfield Redevelopment, SEQRA compliance, Article 78 appeals, Smart Growth, and Sustainable Energy Development.
Ms. Partington joined Knauf Shaw soon after graduating from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University where she concentrated her studies in Real Estate and Land Use Law. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in January 2019.
At Pace Ms. Partington interned at the Pace Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development and worked on numerous projects, including the Center’s Solar Manual. She also worked as a research assistant for the Center’s founder, Professor John Nolon, Esq., on a SEQRA negative declaration matter. Additionally, Ms. Partington has worked as a legal intern for the Villages of Ossining and Port Chester on various matters including streamlining the planning approvals process, signage compliance, smart growth-oriented code amendments, and Clean Water Act litigation. Ms. Partington was an active member of the Pace Environmental Law and Land Use Law Societies. She also served as an elected student representative for the New York State Bar Association.
Currently, Ms. Partington serves as the Co-Chair to the New York State Bar Environmental and Energy Law Section’s Social Media Committee and has spoken as a guest lecturer on Environmental Law at Wells College’s Sustainability Institute.
Ms. Partington received a B.A. in History with a minor in Psychology, summa cum laude, from Wells College. While in college, she founded the school’s Residential Sustainability Program and presented regularly at symposiums on topics such as Divestment from Fossil Fuels and the Psychology of Sustainability.