Sive, Paget & Riesel awarded top ranking for New York environmental law firms by Chambers & Partners

SPR has again been recognized as a top-ranked (Band 1) environmental law practice in New York in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The 2017 edition of Chambers USA notes that SPR “boasts a deep bench of environmental experts [and] offers high-quality environmental regulatory advice as well as expertise in a range of litigious issues, particularly in Superfund cases.”  The rankings are based on Chambers’ independent research and input from clients and fellow attorneys.

Chambers also acknowledged seven SPR attorneys as noted environmental practitioners, which is the most attorneys listed in this field from any single firm in New York.

David Paget was praised as “an expert in delivering environmental impact reports and in securing permits for significant public and private projects” and “not only . . . an astute litigator, but someone who is always available for sage and wise advice.”

Daniel Riesel was lauded as “a pillar of the industry” with “a reservoir of experience in white-collar defense cases and major environmental trials and appeals.”

Mark Chertok was noted as having “extensive expertise in environmental reviews and permitting for large public and private projects, particularly involving transportation” and “broad experience in environmental litigation and enforcement actions.”

Jeffrey Gracer was commended as “an accomplished environmental regulatory and transactional lawyer, and is well known for his litigation experience and Superfund know-how” and “very thoughtful and bright. . . .”

Kathy Robb was celebrated as an “excellent attorney” with “a broad practice advising clients in environmental litigation and in relation to regulatory and transactional concerns.”

Dan Chorost was acknowledged as a “terrific” environmental attorney “particularly recommended for his litigation prowess” who “regularly provides counsel on Superfund matters as well on renewable resources issues.”

Elizabeth Knauer received “up-and-comer” status and garnered respect for her work advising clients on permits and environmental impact assessments, and experience in disputes concerning permitting standards and contamination cases.

Read the full Chambers report here.

Read more about SPR’s practice areas here, and see examples of our work here.