The Firm

For over sixty years, Sive, Paget & Riesel (SPR) has been a recognized leader in environmental law and litigation, municipal and land use law. The firm has unparalleled experience assisting clients in the preparation of environmental assessments and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), working on Brownfield redevelopment projects and environmental permitting, and supporting corporate transactions with due diligence reviews and risk assessments.

The Firm’s attorneys are experienced litigators, prosecuting and defending Superfund cost recovery actions, oil spill cases, toxic tort cases and challenges to environmental reviews. Our litigation practice provides strength and depth unique for a firm of our size. Members of our legal team include former federal prosecutors and governmental litigators, and our attorneys have been selected year after year by several independent ranking agencies – Chambers and Partners; Who’s Who Legal; U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Firms; Best Lawyers; and Super Lawyers – as recognized leaders in their fields.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality, cost-effective representation with personal attention to our clients’ needs. As the New York region and our nation grapple with an increasingly complex array of issues relating to environmental protection, we use our experience, insight and creativity to support a diverse array of clients, including state and local governments, public authorities, corporations, major cultural and medical institutions, professional sports organizations, developers and individuals.