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ALBANY, N.Y. – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP, the largest and most well-respected law firm in the Capital Region, is pleased to congratulate four of its partners who have been named Lawyers of the Year in the 27th edition of Best Lawyers in America. The designation is based on extremely high feedback among peers in the legal profession, as only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with the distinguished award.Best Lawyers was created to serve as a valuable [...]

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Updates from WOH Environmental Practice Group.pdfI.    United States Environmental Protection AgencyA.    EPA Issues Discretionary Enforcement PolicyOn March 26, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a policy memorandum entitled “COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program.” The memo describes EPA’s intent to utilize enforcement discretion during the COVID-19 pandemic for [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. (February 25, 2020) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, announces Of Counsel, Paul Van Cott.  Mr. Van Cott joins Whiteman Osterman & Hanna from the N.Y.S. Adirondack Park Agency.   He also brings to his new role experience as an attorney for the N.Y.S. Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau and the N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation.  Paul’s extensive government experience [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna recently prevailed in the defense of a challenge brought to halt the construction of an approximately one million square foot Amazon distribution facility located in Schodack, New York being constructed by Scannell Properties.  After prevailing in the lower court, the firm’s attorneys successfully defended an appeal which sought to set aside the approvals and environmental review process for the facility.  The New York Supreme Court, Appellate [...]

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The Firm recently assisted the City of Albany Water Board in its efforts to generate revenue from the sale of carbon credits from the Alcove Reservoir.  Click here for the full story.

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