Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Environment Department

New York
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What the team is known for New York City-based practice known particularly for its environmental litigation. Frequently undertakes cases involving large-scale public and private projects with environmental concerns. Advises on many of the landmark infrastructure developments of the day within the New York City metro area. Expertise spans land use, brownfield redevelopment, OSHA-related matters and remediation. Acts for an impressive client base consisting of state agencies, municipalities, private companies, brownfield developers and lenders.

Strengths A client praises the firm's "professionalism and expertise; they are efficient and have adapted well to our organization and its structure."

Work highlights Advised Two Pillars on preparation of a land use application and environmental impact statement for a major mixed-use development in Long Island City, New York comprising more than 2.6 million gross square feet of floor area.

Notable practitioners

Kevin Healy is considered by peers to be "a top practitioner in the field, prominent in the New York Bar with good capability in the environmental arena."He covers the full spectrum of regulatory and permitting matters falling under city, state and federal environmental statutes. He also ably counsels clients on the environmental aspects of real estate developments, notably in the infrastructure and industrial sectors.

Philip Karmel is an "excellent attorney who develops a high level of trust with his clients," according to sources. His highly respected environmental practice sees him act as litigation and regulatory counsel on environmental law-related land use, real estate and toxic tort matters. He is also experienced in Clean Air Act, Superfund and brownfield redevelopment work.