October 06, 2017

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


Ithaca, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP will host a State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Seminar on Tuesday, October 10th from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, 120 S. Aurora Street in Ithaca. The program is intended to provide an in-depth discussion of compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act for attorneys, architects, engineers, real estate developers, planning board staff, and board members.

Topics include:

  • Overview of the SEQRA Process; Presented by Partner Adam S. Walters
  • Addressing Climate Change Issues in the SEQRA Context; Presented by Senior
    Associate Kimberly R. Nason
  • SEQRA Case Law and Regulatory Updates; Presented by Associate Joseph C. Smith

Mr. Walters’ practice focuses in the area of real estate development from initial planning and entity formation to project completion, including litigation related to project development. Mr. Walters is particularly experienced in land use and zoning matters, including environmental impact review pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Mr. Walters has represented many developers and governmental agencies regarding the development of commercial and industrial projects, including the development of “shovel ready” business parks and matters related to economic incentives. Mr. Walters also has extensive experience in environmental law, including environmental due diligence and permitting for industrial facilities under the Clean Air Act.

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.

Mr. Smith focuses his practice on environmental law as well as energy matters, including land use, environmental reviews and regulatory compliance. Mr. Smith regularly assists project developers with right-to-build approvals under land use and zoning laws and related environmental impact reviews, including the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Mr. Smith has worked extensively on environmental impact reviews for large scale infrastructure, and private development projects.

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