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SPR Welcomes New Associate Nika Sabasteanski

February 1, 2024

  Nika Sabasteanski joined the SPR team in September after earning a J.D. from New York University School of Law, magna cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif. She also holds an M.P.H. from Columbia University. Nika’s focus has been on the intersection of environmental, constitutional, and administrative law. She…

SPR Achieves Extraordinary Brownfield Cleanup Program Results in 2023

January 23, 2024

Sive, Paget & Riesel (SPR) is proud to announce the Firm’s extraordinary results in 2023 for clients with sites in the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP). The BCP is a voluntary, incentive-based program in which contaminated properties known as “brownfields” can be remediated for redevelopment and reuse. The successful remediation of a BCP…

SPR Announces the Promotion of Joyce E. Kung to Principal

January 10, 2024

Sive, Paget & Riesel is pleased to announce the promotion of Joyce E. Kung as principal. “Based on her exemplary work, accomplishments and breadth of skills, we are delighted to announce the elevation of Joyce Kung to principal,” said SPR co-founder David Paget. Joyce focuses on renewable energy, environmental regulation, and transactions. She has experience…

SPR Principal Dan Riesel to co-present a CLE Seminar: “Environmental Consent Decrees: Negotiation Strategies, Available Defenses, Modifications, Pitfalls to Avoid”

January 8, 2024

  On January 30th from 1-2:30 PM EST, SPR Principal Dan Riesel will co-present a Strafford Live CLE seminar entitled “Environmental Consent Decrees: Negotiation Strategies, Available Defenses, Modifications, Pitfalls to Avoid.” Registration and information about the upcoming virtual program can be found HERE. Attendees will acquire knowledge and insights on the effective negotiation of consent…

SPR Associate Alexis Saba to Speak About NYC Local Law 97 At The NYSBA Annual Meeting  

January 3, 2024

On January 16, 2024, SPR Associate Alexis Saba will speak at the New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section Annual Meeting regarding New York City Local Law 97 and how to navigate the first compliance year. Registration is available HERE, and CLE credit will be provided. Alexis and her co-presenter, William D. McCracken…

SPR Publishes Syracuse Law Review Article on Environmental Justice Amendment to SEQRA

November 13, 2023

In July 2023, SPR attorneys Mark Chertok, Aaron Goldman, and Ahlia Bethea co-authored the firm’s annual update to its Syracuse Law Journal article: “Developments in the Law of SEQRA.”  SPR attorneys have authored this yearly article since 2009. The article provides an overview of legislative and case law developments concerning the New York State Environmental…

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