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We are pleased to announce that Scott Furman and John Curran have joined SPR as partners.

Scott brings with him a diverse environmental practice focusing on corporate and real estate transactions, brownfield redevelopment, renewable energy development and regulatory compliance. During his 25-plus years of practice, Scott has advised a broad range of clients with respect to complex corporate and real estate transactions, real estate development and renewable energy projects involving facilities throughout the United States and abroad. Scott's broad technical knowledge of environmental issues and solutions has proven effective in navigating matters for his clients and successfully negotiating with purchasers, sellers, lenders, insurers and environmental agencies in multiple jurisdictions. Having worked on transactions ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to several billion dollars, he has a demonstrated sensitivity not only to the timing aspects of every transaction, but also to the relationships between cost and benefit in analyzing and developing solutions that are consistent with the clients’ business objectives.

John has broad experience in environmental and construction law, both as an advisor and litigator. Over the course of his career, John has represented residential, commercial and industrial real property owners, operators, developers, cooperatives and condominium associations, design professionals, construction managers, contractors and lenders. John counsels clients in all aspects of construction law and assists clients in navigating complex issues relating to real estate acquisition and development, property management and management of environmental conditions. John also has extensive experience in all aspects of sophisticated commercial litigation and dispute resolution. As a litigator, John has handled successfully matters involving environmental liability, cost recovery and cleanup, construction defects and contract claims, land use, loan workouts, commercial and residential leases, employment, franchise and commercial unfair competition and non-competition matters. A frequent speaker and author on construction topics, John is an adjunct professor in Construction Law at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

We are pleased to welcome Scott and John to the firm.

SPR Celebrates Fifty Years of Environmental Law

This year, Sive, Paget & Riesel is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary. In the five decades since the birth of the modern environmental movement and the founding of the Firm, SPR has been at the forefront of environmental law and litigation. Read more about SPR's history...

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SPR is a leader in the field of environmental law and litigation in New York. The firm has been a pioneer in environmental law for over forty years and continues to be an industry leader in Environmental Law, Commercial and Employment Litigation, Development & Land Use, and Municipal Law.

Whether we are guiding a project sponsor through the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), litigating a Superfund or oil spill action, or counseling a client through a Brownfield redevelopment or permit review, SPR provides experienced leadership and insight to corporate, government, and individual clients.

For the past seven years, SPR has been ranked the #1 Environmental Law Firm in New York by Chambers and Partners and its attorneys are similarly ranked in Who's Who Legal.

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