Sive, Paget & Riesel
has been a leader in the practice of environmental law since
the early 1960's.
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Today, Sive, Paget & Riesel is a full service environmental
law firm, representing clients in matters involving: environmental
litigation, environmental impact review, permitting, compliance
counseling and environmental audits, defense of criminal investigations
and prosecutions, civil enforcement defense, land use development
and zoning, government-sponsored developments, hazardous waste
cleanups, environmental bankruptcy, defense of toxic tort
litigation, transactional due diligence, wetlands regulation,
regulatory takings litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.
Sive, Paget & Riesel's diverse client base includes major
corporations, numerous federal, state, and local governmental
agencies and municipalities throughout New York State and
beyond, and heavyweight environmental organizations, such
as the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council,
and smaller, local environmental groups.
Sive, Paget & Riesel takes its commitment to providing
pro bono services seriously. Currently, the firm is general
counsel to the "Green Guerillas", a community gardening advocacy
group, and also accepts referrals from the New York Lawyers
For The Public Interest. All of our attorneys are encouraged
to spend time handling pro bono matters.
Our legal staff includes former federal and state enforcement
attorneys and faculty of law and graduate schools, many of
whom are frequent lecturers and panelists at national and
state environmental law conferences. Two of Sive, Paget &
Riesel's senior principals, David Paget and Daniel Riesel, are
former Assistant U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District
of New York. A third, David Sive, who is known as the "father
of environmental law" for his involvement in many landmark
environmental cases, has been a leader in the Sierra Club
and was one of the founders of the Natural Resources Defense
Council. All of Sive, Paget & Riesel's attorneys are regular
contributors to professional and academic journals and periodicals.
Two principals, Daniel Riesel and Steven Barshov, are adjunct
Professors of Law at Columbia Law School and Brooklyn Law
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