Al Floro has thirty years’ experience in representing manufacturers, investors, financial institutions, developers and municipalities in all aspects of environmental regulation.
Currently, my focus is on three principal areas: environmental due diligence in transactions, compliance with environmental regulations and remediation of contaminated property.
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.
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.
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.
Vapor intrusion standards, both federal and state agencies, will become more and more stringent, and will be used to re-open past-remediated facilities.
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.
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Cornell University, J.D., magna cum laude
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., with honors , Phi Beta Kappa
Al was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 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.