Sive Paget & Riesel, P.C.

Environment Department

New York
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What the team is known for New York City-based boutique with a deep bench of environmental experts. Offers high-quality environmental regulatory advice as well as expertise in a range of litigious matters, particularly in Superfund cases. Comes recommended for its accomplishments overseeing the permitting and environmental impact reviews for major development projects and the redevelopment of contaminated properties. Acts for a diverse client base, including municipalities, nonprofit organizations, financial entities and private companies. Noted experience acting for clients in pharmaceuticals, mining, insurance, food and drink, renewable energy and chemicals.

Strengths Clients call them "a crackerjack environmental team."

Work highlights Acted as environmental counsel to port developer Atlantic Offshore Terminals for the development of Arthur Kill Terminal, the first offshore wind pre-assembly port facility in New York State including permitting, approval and site acquirement.

Notable practitioners

Dan Chorost is a "strong in environmental litigation" according to sources, who praise his renewable energy-focused practice. He handles environmental impact and compliance issues for major development projects as well as Superfund cases.

Daniel Riesel is "strategic, thoughtful and a good writer,"according to sources. A litigation specialist, he acts on a wide variety of environmental cases at both trial and appellate level. He has complementary experience in white-collar defense work and commercial litigation.

David Paget offers extensive experience overseeing environmental matters pertaining to major public and private development projects. Sources say he is "one of the attorneys at the forefront of environmental law."

Elizabeth Knauer is "terrific; she's an accomplished attorney and a rising star," according to sources. She handles environmental permitting and enforcement actions on behalf of large developer-side clients.

Jeffrey Gracer has a "fantastic understanding of Superfund law,"according to sources. He advises both US-based and international clients across a huge range of environmental matters.

Maggie Macdonald is an associate who has built a reputation as a"technically sound, thoughtful lawyer who is wise beyond her years" according to sources. She advises on a broad range of issues with particular expertise in the Clean Water Act.

Mark Chertok is a "terrific lawyer"and "in the top tier"of environmental lawyers according to market sources. He has an expansive environmental law and land use practice with a focus on project development matters. He is especially adept at covering environment impact statements, site remediation matters and wetlands issues.

Michael Bogin is an "excellent lawyer and well known in the New York market," according to sources. He advises clients in all aspects of environmental regulation and permitting with notable experience in wastewater, storm water and wetlands work.