Kimberly R. Nason, Phillips Lytle Senior Associate

Kimberly R. Nason

Senior Associate
(716) 504-5784
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Ms. Nason focuses her practice on environmental law, land use and zoning, and energy matters. She counsels clients on compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations, and has been involved with environmental due diligence and transactional support. She handles complex Clean Air Act compliance and permitting matters with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as land use and zoning matters, including compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act. As a member of the firm’s Energy Practice Team, her expertise includes matters relating to the development and permitting of solar energy facilities, and drafting and negotiating Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreements associated with solar development and related advice regarding the New York Real Property Tax Law 487 tax exemption. Additionally, Ms. Nason has experience with telecommunications matters relating to the development, modification and operation of cell towers and other communications facilities, appearing before municipalities across New York State presenting applications for such facilities.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York

Honors & Awards

  • Listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017
  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015-2017
  • New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute, 2012


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • The George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Environmental Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • National Brownfield Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Women in Communications and Energy
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter

Present Activities

  • Hamburg Natural History Society, Inc., Board of Directors