Allan E. Floro

Al Floro has thirty years’ experience in representing manufacturers, investors, financial institutions, developers and municipalities in all aspects of environmental regulation.

What do you focus on?

Currently, my focus is on three principal areas: environmental due diligence in transactions, compliance with environmental regulations and remediation of contaminated property.

Environmental Due Diligence

I have represented buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, investors, syndicators and underwriters in myriad transactions involving the transfer of real properties and/or businesses located throughout the United States and in other countries. I focus not only on the “all appropriate inquiry” requirements for certain defenses under the federal Superfund liability scheme, but also on development of practical solutions to identified concerns.

Compliance with Regulations

Federal, state and local environmental requirements are continually evolving, and I work with manufacturers, developers, municipalities and other regulated entities to ensure compliance with ever changing regulations that can impose significant penalties for violation and require modifications to operations, training and recordkeeping.

Remediation of Property

I represent clients who have properties subject to brownfield, federal and state Superfund and spill remediation programs, ensuring compliance with the program requirements, appropriate allocation of costs among responsible parties and return of the property to an appropriate use.

What do you see on the horizon?

Vapor intrusion standards, both federal and state agencies, will become more and more stringent, and will be used to re-open past-remediated facilities.

Don’t Miss It: Vinson, Nixon Peabody Lead Week’s Hot Deals

Law360 | June 14, 2019

Nixon Peabody is mentioned as counsel to Tegna in its $535 million deal to acquire two television stations and one radio station in the Midwest from Dispatch Broadcast Group.

Dispatch exits broadcasting with Tegna deal

The Deal | June 12, 2019

The following stories mention Nixon Peabody as counsel to Tegna in its $535 million deal to acquire two television stations and one radio station in the Midwest from Dispatch Broadcast Group. NP’s deal team included partners John Partigan, Brian Kopp, Sean Clancy, counsels Todd Shinaman and Al Floro, and department attorney Dana Campbell.

Tegna Goes Shopping for Big Four Affiliates

The Deal | March 01, 2018

Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan and attorneys Brian Kopp, Mike Hausknecht, Allan Floro, Justin Thompson, Sean Clancy, Pierce Han, Erin Kansy and Carolyn Lowry were mentioned in this article for representing Tegna in its recent purchase of a CBS-affiliated TV station and two radio stations in San Diego.


Allan E. Floro



Phone: 585-263-1603

Fax: 585-263-1600

Cornell University, J.D., magna cum laude

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., with honors , Phi Beta Kappa

New York

Al was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of Environmental Law. Al has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2011.

Al has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatingTM from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability.

Al was selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list in 2012-2015. His primary area of practice is environmental law.

Allan Floro is a member of the American (Natural Resources Law Section), New York State (Environmental Law Section) and Monroe County Bar Associations.

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