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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.

Pace Land Use Law Center, Distinguished Service Award, 2016

“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

January 2017

“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”

For: Presenter

January 2016

Public Service Commission Petitioned by NYSERDA To Fund Build-Ready Program

On June 5, 2020, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) petitioned the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) for approval and funding of NYSERDA’s proposed Read More

Court Denies Motion to Dismiss $100 Million Lawsuit Against Southampton

In a precedent setting decision, DLV Quogue, LLC v. Town of Southampton (Index No. 606443/2018), New York State Supreme Court Justice Carmen Victoria St. George denied the Town of Southampton’s motion to dismiss claims brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C § 1983 challenging the constitutionality of the Town ...

National Flood Insurance Program Temporarily Reauthorized until December 21, 2018

In recent years, the unpredictability of the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) has given rise to increasing uncertainty and frustration for coastal and waterfront markets located within Special Flood Hazard Areas. The NFIP program, which provides flood insurance for approximately Read More

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, J.D. & Certificate of Environmental Law, 2016, Cum Laude

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, M.E.M, 2016

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Commonwealth Honors College, B.S. (Environmental Science), B.A. (Political Science), Chinese Minor, Certificates in International Relations and Public Policy & Administration, 2012, Cum Laude

New York


New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member

Pattern for Progress Fellows Program, 2017 Graduate

LEED® Green Associate, 2013-present

Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Networking Committee Co-Chair

New York City Bar Association, Land Use, Zoning & Planning Committee Member

New York Botanical Garden, Young Garden Circle Member

New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute, Class of 2019