Dana P. Stanton

Dana Stanton is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Energy & Environmental practice group. She assists clients to achieve compliance with complex environmental laws and regulations.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on the development, financing and buying/selling of energy and solid waste projects. I perform environmental diligence for clients that rely on me to identify and evaluate existing and potential environmental liabilities and structure deal provisions to eliminate and allocate risks.

I also counsel developers and lenders in contaminated property and brownfields redevelopment, including advising on federal, state and local programs to obtain liability relief.

Additional areas of focus for my practice are environmental cost recovery litigation, brownfield transactions, municipal law and land use litigation. I oversee the cleanup of contaminated property from investigation, through remediation, to site closure.

What do you see on the horizon?

I have been following the growing utilization of renewable energy generation and green infrastructure as a way to serve the needs of society with minimum disruption to fragile ecosystems and other natural resources.

How should discharges to groundwater be regulated?

Rochester Business Journal | November 23, 2018

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column on recent cases involving the Clean Water Act and discharges to groundwater, drawing from an alert by San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, Albany associate Dana Stanton and senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford, all of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group.

Don't miss it: Nixon Peabody pilots Tegna’s $105M TV stations deal

Law360 | August 24, 2018

Washington DC partner and team leader John Partigan is mentioned in this article for leading the deal team in Tegna Inc.’s $105 million acquisition of local television stations in Ohio and Texas. The deal team also included partners Sean Clancy, Brian Kopp, Jean McCreary and Denise Pursley; counsel Todd Shinaman; and associates Pierce Han, Dara Histed, Carolyn Lowry and Dana Stanton.

Responding to sustainability surveys A primer for suppliers

Supply Chain Management Review | November 14, 2017

Albany energy and environmental associate Dana Stanton authored this overview of sustainability surveys that many companies send to suppliers to gauge their environmental efforts and performance.


Dana P. Stanton



Phone: 518-427-2735

Fax: 844-866-4055

Albany Law School, J.D., summa cum laude

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S.

Schenectady County Community College, A.S.


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, District of Massachusetts

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
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