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Jeff Gracer Kick Starts Upcoming Climate Change Panels with ALI CLE Program

February 18, 2020

On February 6, 2020, SPR principal Jeff Gracer spoke at the annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Conference in Washington, DC co-chaired by SPR principals Daniel Riesel and Pamela Esterman. Jeff’s presentation focused on state and local climate change legislation, including New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and New York City’s Buildings Emissions Law…

SPR Principals Co-Chair Annual ALI Environmental Law Conference in Washington, DC

January 24, 2020

On February 6-7, 2020, SPR principals Daniel Riesel and Pamela Esterman will co-chair the annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Conference in Washington, DC. Daniel Riesel will also lead a panel on CERCLA and RCRA, and Pamela Esterman will lead a panel on ethical issues for environmental practitioners. SPR principal Jeff Gracer will participate on the…

SPR Announces Katherine Ghilain and Alexander Leff as Principals of the Firm

SPR is very pleased to announce that Katherine Ghilain and Alexander Leff have become Principals of the firm. Katie and Alex contribute robust, diverse skills and experiences that significantly shape SPR’s renewable energy practice group and bolster the firm’s traditional environmental legal work. Katie’s practice focuses on environmental litigation, environmental review and permitting, renewable energy…

SPR Attorneys Recognized for Excellence by Super Lawyers Magazine

October 15, 2019

Sive, Paget and Riesel attorneys earned multiple accolades in this year’s Super Lawyers rankings.  Michael Bogin was named one of the top 100 lawyers in the New York metropolitan area for 2019, independent of specialty.  Ten SPR attorneys were named as top environmental lawyers, out of approximately 50 environmental lawyers listed.  Two SPR attorneys were…

SPR attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers in America®

August 27, 2019

Seven SPR lawyers have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2020, a peer-reviewed ranking of distinguished attorneys in various practice areas. Michael S. Bogin, Mark A. Chertok, Jeffrey B. Gracer, Elizabeth Knauer, David Paget, Daniel Riesel, and Kathy Robb have been recognized for the practice area of Environmental Law.  In addition, Mark, Jeff, David, Dan, and Kathy have been honored for the practice area…

SPR Attorneys Explain the NYC Building Emissions Law

August 9, 2019

Sive, Paget & Riesel has been closely tracking the early implementation of the New York City Building Emissions Law (Local Law 97 of 2019), which the City Council passed in April 2019 and amended in July 2019 via Local Law 147 of 2019.  The Law requires most buildings over 25,000 gross square feet to meet…

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