Allison focuses her practice on land use law; environmental impact review; renewable energy project development; environmental regulation and permitting, especially brownfields redevelopment; and associated litigation. Her educational background in environmental law and policy, as well as urban planning, gives her multidisciplinary perspective of the development process.
Allison represents developers on a wide range of projects requiring environmental and land use permitting and/or due diligence. Prior to joining SPR, Allison practiced land use law across the lower Hudson Valley, where she obtained approvals for a wide variety of telecommunications and land use projects, including Community Distributed Generation (CDG) project developers. Presently, Allison assists renewable energy developers with local land use and permitting matters across New York State, including site plan and/or special permit approvals, variances, and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act process. She also supports developers by providing transactional due diligence, including site control, environmental, and land use permitting.
Allison’s environmental permitting and compliance experience includes matters involving tidal and freshwater wetlands, wastewater and stormwater discharges, and solid and hazardous waste management. She especially enjoys serving as environmental counsel on projects that enter into brownfield cleanup agreements under the State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP).
Allison also possesses environmental and land use litigation expertise, especially in bringing or defending Article 78 proceedings that challenge administrative determinations. She additionally has experience bringing Section 1983 constitutional due process claims in the land use/environmental context.
Allison is a graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies joint-degree (Juris Doctorate/ Masters in Environmental Management) program. Allison served as the Pace Environmental Law Review’s Research & Writing Editor.
“Environmental Law: Developments in the Law of SEQRA, 2017-2018 Survey of New York Law,” co-author Mark A. Chertok & Allison Sloto
For: Syracuse Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 4
“Hydraulic Fracturing Webinar”
For: American Bar Association, Lecturer
“Hydraulic Fracturing: Defining and Closing the Local Governance Gap,” Grace Heusner, Allison Sloto, and Johnathan Ulan Galperin
For: 95 Denver L. Rev. 191
“Targeted Rental Licensing Programs: A Strategic Overview”
For: Urban Lawyer, vol. 48:3
“Hydraulic Fracturing: Defining and Closing the Local Governance Gap, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference”