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Amy L. Reichhart



Amy Reichhart is counsel in the Energy and Environmental practice group. She represents clients in environmental regulatory and enforcement matters, site investigation and remediation, brownfields redevelopment and all phases of litigation. She is experienced in handling administrative matters before state agencies as well as litigation in both state and federal courts.

What do you focus on?

Today I focus my practice on environmental cost recovery litigation, brownfield transactions, municipal law, land use litigation and real estate tax appeals and challenges. I am able to oversee the cleanup of contaminated property from investigation, through remediation, to site closure. I am also fully versed in all aspects of approvals for development and renewable energy projects, including compliance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act and local permitting requirements.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see the need to upgrade existing, and develop new, infrastructure projects (including those for traditional and renewable energy as well as water resources) as an issue that will have far reaching impacts across industries. Whether there is a desire to construct and/or operate such upgrades, and/or simply connect to them, the legal and technical challenges will be felt by all. Along these same lines, managing the inevitably more stringent regulation of energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions and the use of various chemicals will be a key driver to the economic success of most businesses.

Publications

  • “The Environmental Aspects of Equipment Leasing,” Equipment Leasing, Matthew Bender, 2015 (Co-author)

Judge dismisses clay mine appeal

Finger Lakes Times | March 13, 2016

Rochester Energy & Environmental associate Amy Reichhart is mentioned as counsel for Seneca Meadows Landfill in this article about the recent appeal decision in favor of her client.

Contact

Amy L. Reichhart

Counsel

Rochester

Phone: 585-263-1322


Fax: 855-889-7001

Pace University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, B.S., magna cum laude

New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Amy Reichhart has been recognized in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition for Environmental Law as a “Rising Star” based on a peer-review survey.

Amy Reichhart is an active member of the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section serving as the Co-Chair of the Hazardous Waste/Site Remediation Committee and as a member of both the Diversity and Membership Committees. Amy is also an active member of the Monroe County Bar Association, where she is a member of the Environmental Law Committee, and a past chair. Amy has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Bar Association. Amy is also actively involved in organizations focused on the clients and industry she serves. She currently sits on the Board of the Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association, serving as the Membership Chair.

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