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Allison focuses her practice on land use law, environmental impact review, environmental regulation and permitting, and associated litigation. Her educational background in environmental law and policy, as well as urban planning, gives her multidisciplinary perspective of the land use process.

Prior to joining SPR in 2018, Allison practiced in the Land Use, Zoning & Development Group at Cuddy & Feder LLP, where she gained expertise in representing a wide variety of telecommunications and land use projects, including Community Distributed Generation (CDG) solar developers, across the lower Hudson Valley.

Allison is a graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies joint-degree (Juris Doctorate/Masters in Environmental Management) program. During law school, Allison served as the Pace Environmental Law Review’s Research & Writing Editor. She was Research Assistant to Professors Leslie Garfield Tenzer, Shelby Green, and John R. Nolon, and was Project Manager for Professor Nolon’s book Protecting the Environment Through Local Land Use Law: Standing Ground (2014). She additionally served as Managing Editor of the American Planning Association’s Planning & Law Division Student Editorial Board. She was also Vice President of the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Society and Secretary of the Public Interest Law Students Organization.

While completing her Master’s in Environmental Management at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, she served as Research Assistant for the Pace-Yale Land Use Collaborative’s Local Governance of Shale Oil and Gas Development Project, and has co-authored a law review and lectured on the role of local governments in regulating the impacts of hydraulic fracturing.

Pace Land Use Law Center, Distinguished Service Award, 2016

“Environmental Law: Developments in the Law of SEQRA, 2017-2018 Survey of New York Law,” co-author Mark A. Chertok & Allison Sloto

For: Syracuse Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 4


“Hydraulic Fracturing Webinar”

For: American Bar Association, Lecturer

January 2017

“Hydraulic Fracturing: Defining and Closing the Local Governance Gap,” Grace Heusner, Allison Sloto, and Johnathan Ulan Galperin

For: 95 Denver L. Rev. 191


“Targeted Rental Licensing Programs: A Strategic Overview”

For: Urban Lawyer, vol. 48:3


“Hydraulic Fracturing: Defining and Closing the Local Governance Gap, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference”

For: Presenter

January 2016

National Flood Insurance Program Temporarily Reauthorized until December 21, 2018

In recent years, the unpredictability of the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) has given rise to increasing uncertainty and frustration for coastal and waterfront markets located within Special Flood Hazard Areas. The NFIP program, which provides flood insurance for approximately Read More

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, J.D. & Certificate of Environmental Law, 2016, Cum Laude

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, M.E.M, 2016

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Commonwealth Honors College, B.S. (Environmental Science), B.A. (Political Science), Chinese Minor, Certificates in International Relations and Public Policy & Administration, 2012, Cum Laude

New York


New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member

Pattern for Progress Fellows Program, 2017 Graduate

LEED® Green Associate, 2013-present

Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Networking Committee Co-Chair

New York City Bar Association, Land Use, Zoning & Planning Committee Member

New York Botanical Garden, Young Garden Circle Member

New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute, Class of 2019