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Dana P. Stanton



Dana Stanton is a counsel on Nixon Peabody’s Environmental team. She helps clients achieve compliance with complex environmental laws and regulations, and identify and allocate environmental risks in transactions involving real estate.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on the development, financing and buying/selling of energy 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?

Increasingly, federal and state governments are implementing environmental regulations and remediation standards for chemicals that were previously unregulated, known as emerging contaminants, impacting a wide range of industries. Now more than ever, a proactive approach is needed, including environmental due diligence for transactions involving real estate.

New York seeks constitutional right to clean air and water

Spectrum News NY1 | September 27, 2021

This article covering New York’s proposed “Green Amendment” that would enshrine the right to a clean environment in the state’s constitution references NP’s client alert, discussing how New York’s amendment differs from other states in that it offers courts greater flexibility to interpret and apply. San Francisco partner Alison Torbitt, Albany associate Dana Stanton, Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, and Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford, all with the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group, coauthored the client alert.

MRM research roundup: Mid-August 2021 edition

Modern Restaurant Management | August 16, 2021

This state-of-the-restaurant-industry and outlook article includes NP’s Q3 Food & Beverage Crystal Ball, covering trends around labor shortages, ransomware attacks, wildfires, and brewery distribution agreements. The insights were provided by Intellectual Property co-leader and Cybersecurity & Privacy team leader Jason Kravitz and Corporate associate Anthony Bova, both in Boston; Providence Labor & Employment counsel Jessica Schachter Jewell; and San Francisco counsel Ian T. O’Banion, and Albany associate Dana P. Stanton, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group

Clean Energy Market Shift and Politics Push U.S. Grid Expansion

Engineering News-Record | November 02, 2020

This story about boosting U.S. transmission capacity to integrate a growing backlog of renewable power projects into the grid quotes a recent Bloomberg Law article written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

The Impact of New York's Renewable Energy Permitting Program, PFAS Regulation

Bloomberg Law | October 26, 2020

The following Bloomberg Law article comprises a two-part, contributed series on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s transformative regulatory changes on climate change, renewable energy, and emerging contaminants. The articles are written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

The Impact of New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Bloomberg Law | October 23, 2020

The following Bloomberg Law article comprises a two-part, contributed series on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s transformative regulatory changes on climate change, renewable energy, and emerging contaminants. The articles are written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

Contact

Dana P. Stanton

Counsel

Albany

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.

Massachusetts

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

Dana was named to the 2022 list of “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America© for Energy Law, Environmental Law, and Land Use and Zoning Law in Albany, NY.
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
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