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

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 as expertise in a range of litigious matters, particularly in Superfund cases.” Chambers also acknowledged eight SPR attorneys as noted environmental practitioners -- the largest number of attorneys listed in the “Environment” field from any single firm in New York. David Paget was described as “one of the attorneys at the forefront of environmental law,” with “extensive experience overseeing environmental matters pertaining to major public and private development projects.” Daniel Riesel was recognized as having experience in a “wide variety of environmental cases at both trial and appellate level,” and described as “strategic, thoughtful and a good writer.” Mark Chertok was celebrated as a “terrific lawyer . . . in the top tier” of environmental lawyers, with an “expansive environmental law and land use practice with a focus on project development matters.” Jeffrey Gracer, who was ranked in both the “Environment” and “Environment: Mainly Transactional” categories, was commended for his “fantastic understanding of Superfund law,” with experience across a “huge range of environmental matters.” Elizabeth Knauer was described as “terrific,” “an accomplished attorney and a rising star” who handles “environmental permitting and enforcement actions on behalf of large developer-side clients.” Dan Chorost was praised for his “renewable energy-focused practice” and recognized as “strong in environmental litigation.” Michael Bogin was described as an “excellent lawyer and well known in the New York market.” Maggie Macdonald was recognized as an “associate to watch” who has “built a reputation as a technically sound, thoughtful lawyer who is wise beyond her years.” Read the full Chambers report here.