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Kathleen represents higher education institutions with regard to land use and zoning, environmental compliance and real property tax assessments. She has broad experience in counseling clients, particularly Higher Education institutions, regarding site development feasibility studies and approvals, environmental quality review matters under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), compliance with the State Historic Preservation Act, environmental aspects of real property and business transactions, and environmental litigation matters.

Kathleen also addresses matters involving State and Federal regulatory environmental compliance issues, particularly in the areas of solid and hazardous waste, wetlands, petroleum bulk storage, environmental remediation, and OSHA (including Hazard Communication standards and OSHA training requirements).

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  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers 2019®, Environmental
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • New York State Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Dealing With Special Zoning Issues and Challenging a Zoning Determination, National Business Institute Seminar, June 7, 2017
  • Proposed Amendments to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR), New York Construction Materials Association 2017 Operations Workshop, February 22, 2017
  • Moderator, Legislative and Regulatory Updates, New York State Wetlands Forum 2016 Annual Conference, April 6, 2016

  • President, Save the County, Inc.
  • President, Leadership Greater Syracuse
  • Board Member, Central New York Land Trust
  • Board Member, Cicero Little League
  • Board Member, New York State Wetland Forum