666 Old Country Road, 9th Floor, Garden City, NY 11530 - 516.227.6363

Environmental Law

Environmental Law consists of federal, state and local statutes, rules and guidelines which regulate activities that may impact natural resources, public health or our physical surroundings.  Environmental regulation is broad, varied and reaches beyond the conventional elements of land, air and water.  More than pesticides, herbicides and hazardous waste, environmental laws impact community characteristics and aesthetics, housing, architecture, roads, traffic and schools. They regulate not only pollution control and toxic materials, but land use, site plans, subdivisions, land preservation, conservation, historic sites, historic buildings, noise, light, odors, clearing, dredging, filling, planting, earth removal, forests, plants and trees, worker safety, recreational vehicles, scenic corridors, roads, wetlands, floodplains, habitats, species, fish, game, shellfish and more.

With civil liability and even criminal implications stemming from environmental violations or non-compliance, expertise in the area of environmental law is an essential element of comprehensive counsel for the purchase, use, development or disposition of real property.  Moreover, an effective environmental law practice cannot be isolated from other related practice areas such as real estate, land use, zoning, tort law, personal injury, property law and constitutional law.

Whether acquiring, leasing, developing or otherwise using real property, environmental laws will regulate use and determine liability.   The Amato Law Group, PLLC handles a wide range of environmental matters before federal, state and local agencies.  Our clients seek site assessments, permits, approvals and jurisdictional determinations, and they often need compliance consultation, remediation assistance and even defense counsel for related litigation.   In this respect, we provide our clients with a complete range of services for commercial and residential real estate matters.

As a full service real estate firm, our environmental law group is experienced in identifying and addressing environmental issues and we are singularly effective at resolving, preventing and remediating environmental problems.

Environmental Litigation
Real Estate Development
Hazardous Materials
Environmental Site Assessments

Environmental Impact Statements
Environmental Audits
Archeological Report
Underground Storage Tanks
Groundwater
Policy and Strategy
Negotiation and Mediation
Historic Preservation

Wetlands Permits

Traffic Studies

Aesthetic Impacts 

Local Waterfront Revitalization
Non-Jurisdiction Letters
DEC Permitting and Compliance
SEQRA Compliance

NEPA Compliance
Remediation

l Impact Statements
Environmental Audits
Archeological Report
Underground Storage Tanks
Groundwater
Policy and Strategy
Negotiation and Mediation
Historic Preservation

Wetlands Permits

Traffic Studies

Aesthetic Impacts 

Local Waterfront Revitalization
Non-Jurisdiction Letters
DEC Permitting and Compliance
SEQRA Compliance

NEPA Compliance
Remediation