For yet another year, Sive, Paget & Riesel (SPR) has been recognized for its exceptional environmental law practice in New York in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm received the top ranking (Band 1) in the Environment: New York category, and several SPR lawyers were ranked among the state’s top environmental attorneys.
According to Chambers, SPR is an “outstanding environmental law boutique” that “advises on the regulatory aspects of many of New York’s major infrastructure projects, both in the public and private sectors,” and “maintains a stellar litigation practice which frequently advises on major Superfund cases.” “One of the few boutique environment firms left in New York,” SPR is recognized by its peers as a “major competitor in the local market.” Chambers also notes that SPR’s vast experience allows it to bring “comprehensive cost-effective solutions to emerging development, business, real estate, and litigation problems that involve almost all aspects of environmental law.”
Based on research from interviews with clients and other lawyers, Chambers highlighted the following SPR lawyers:
- Daniel Riesel, an “active litigator” and an “experienced figure at the New York Bar,” is regarded as a “dean in the environmental field.”
- David Paget is admired for his “superb advice” and possesses “tremendous depth of knowledge” from “having written widely on environmental law.”
- Mark Chertok has an “encyclopedic knowledge of a wide range of environmental issues, including environmental litigation,” which is complemented by his “practical approach” to problem-solving.
- Jeffrey Gracer is a “consummate transactional-side lawyer” who “spans the divide between regulatory and transactional work,” and is “thorough, practical and loved by clients.”
- Michael Bogin is noted for his “considerable expertise of Superfund cases” and “knowledge of wetlands and water law.”
Read the full Chambers report here.
Peng Deng is a Paralegal at Sive, Paget & Riesel.