November 14, 2019

Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
(716) 847-8340


Melville, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partners David P. Flynn and Craig R. Bucki will participate in the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) IDA Academy event on Thursday, November 14th at the Marriott Melville Long Island. Mr. Flynn will moderate the panel titled “Energy Policies: Utilizing State and Local Tools to Develop Cleaner and Greener Projects.” Mr. Bucki will participate as a panelist during the session titled “New Legislation and the Impact on IDAs.”

The IDA Academy provides regular training by NYSEDC IDA members, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), the Authorities Budget Office (ABO) and other industry experts for IDA staff and executives on a variety of issues to help operate an IDA office more efficiently and effectively. Each one-day seminar offers sessions to provide training, understanding and best practices around the functions, powers and tools available to IDAs.

Mr. Flynn is the leader of the firm’s Energy, Environment, and Nanotechnology Practice Teams. Mr. Flynn’s practice is concentrated in the areas of environmental law and energy. With respect to environmental law, Mr. Flynn concentrates on regulatory compliance consultations and brownfield redevelopment. He has written extensively on environmental topics, including environmental issues related to nanotechnology development. He was involved in the first successful conversion of a former industrial brownfield into a modern manufacturing facility in New York State. In addition, Mr. Flynn advises clients on business development issues and the regulation of energy before state and federal authorities. He also advises clients on the development and siting of renewable energy, merchant power generating facilities, licensing of hydropower projects, and drafting and negotiating Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreements associated with solar and wind projects and related advice regarding the New York Real Property Tax Law 487 tax exemption.

Mr. Bucki focuses his practice on litigation involving state and municipal government, public authorities, and other quasi-governmental entities. In this practice area, Mr. Bucki has experience in prosecuting disciplinary hearings against public employees, representing political candidates in election law disputes, challenging the constitutionality of state statutes and municipal ordinances, obtaining review of the decisions of state and municipal agencies in special proceedings pursuant to Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, and advising governmental clients concerning issues of governance and compliance with state law. Mr. Bucki also devotes a portion of his practice to representing business entities in commercial disputes and homeowners’ associations in enforcing real property covenants.

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