Profile

Sarah counsels clients in federal and state environmental and energy matters, including those related to water pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, Brownfields and remediation, petroleum and chemical storage, and issues involving emerging contaminants. Sarah also is experienced in energy facility siting, including proceedings under Article VII of the Public Service Law and renewable energy facility development.

In addition to environmental compliance matters, Sarah also assists clients in resolving environmental enforcement proceedings arising under federal and state statutes and is experienced in litigation arising under Article 78 of the Civil Practice Laws and Rules and the New York State Navigation Law. In addition, she assists clients in complying with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review process associated with environmental permitting and land use matters and analyzes land use permitting issues associated with project development. Sarah also has experience with real estate and land use matters, including subdivision, use and area variance application and zoning regulation compliance work. 

While studying law, Sarah completed internships with the Hon. Eugene M. Fahey of the New York State Court of Appeals in Buffalo and the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Prior to law school, Sarah was engaged in environmental due diligence matters for an environmental consulting firm.

  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers, Upstate New York Rising Star, 2022
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Section; Member, Global Climate Change Committee
  • Member, Niagara Frontier Section of Air & Waste Management Association
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter
  • Distinguished Amicus Service Award, International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Dorn Sparrow Scholarship, advanced property law certificate, Syracuse University College of Law

  • Sarasota County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee, 2021-2022