High School Environmental Prosecutions
The firm was lead counsel in the multiple civil and criminal prosecutions of its client by the State of New York and various towns and school districts concerning the development of the high school athletic fields in Westchester County. The regulation of aggregate materials in the construction industry is a difficult task for environmental regulatory agencies. The statutes and regulations are often contradictory and ineffective. In addition, there is a significant political component to this area of regulation due to the anxiety of local communities. The firm was successful in limiting its individual and corporate clients’ liability to nominal fines in both the criminal and civil prosecutions.