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COVID-19 Advisory to Clients

May 20, 2020

We are committed to helping our clients navigate the many operational and legal complexities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Negotiating adjusted compliance timelines and requirements with federal, state and local regulatory agencies; Assessing the impact of economic distress on environmental indemnity obligations Navigating the complexities of environmental issues in loan workouts and bankruptcies; Assessing…

SPR recognized as a top-ranked New York environmental law firm by Chambers & Partners

April 24, 2020

SPR has again been awarded the top ranking for New York environmental law firms in the 2020 Chambers USA rankings of top lawyers and law firms across the United States. The 2020 Chambers USA guide states that SPR is known for its “deep bench of environmental experts” and offers “high-quality environmental regulatory advice as well…

SPR Hosts Webinar on LL92/94 Solar and Green Roof Requirements: April 21 at 10am

April 15, 2020

On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 10:00-11:00am, SPR associate Alexis Saba will join Rob Crauderueff of Crauderueff Solar for a virtual briefing on New York City’s new solar/green roof requirements passed as part of the 2019 Climate Mobilization Act. For more information and to register, visit: https://ll92-94webinar.eventbrite.com. Local Laws 92 and 94 now require the installation of…

Cybersecurity Considerations While Working Remotely in the Wake of the Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

For those working from home during the coronavirus epidemic, there are important cybersecurity considerations to remember. SPR Principal Pamela Esterman is Chair of the Committee on Ethics for the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy and Resources. On March 26, 2020, Pam and other Committee members published an article about cybersecurity considerations for lawyers…

Client Letter Regarding Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Dear Clients and Friends, We hope you are staying healthy and safe as the global Coronavirus pandemic continues. We want to let you know the steps Sive Paget & Riesel (SPR) is taking to maintain our full range of client services during this challenging period, and how the firm is mobilizing to assist our clients…

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…

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