Scott Furman has a breadth of legal experience focusing on identification and implementation of solutions to complex environmental issues.  Scott’s knowledge of and expertise in Brownfield Redevelopment programs, and similar Voluntary Cleanup Programs, has enabled his clients to complete redevelopment and remediation projects in 14 different states. His work has brought him to nation- and world-wide matters, working on projects from New York City to China while representing individual clients, companies and corporations. In addition to brownfield redevelopment work, Scott has a strong transactional practice and has guided his clients through the closing of a $2.4 billion acquisition and many acquisitions valued between $25 million and $250 million. In addition, Scott has a burgeoning renewable energy practice and has advised clients on a multitude of renewable energy projects, including a variety of solar photovoltaic deals.

Recognitions
  • Super Lawyer for Environmental Law
  • Top Lawyers in New York Metropolitan Area for Environmental Law
Results
  • Orangeburg Commons, Orangetown NY: Led the client through the NYSDEC Brownfield Cleanup Program Redevelopment
  • Westborough Commons, Westborough MA: Brownfield Redevelopment of a former Tyrolit Manufacturing facility into multi-use retail, office and residential community
  • Extra Space North Hollywood: Redevelopment of a former industrial park as upscale self storage facility with closure achieved from California Department of Toxic Substance Control and California Regional Groundwater Quality Control Board
  • Midway Shopping Center, St Paul MN:  Remediation and redevelopment of significant plume of perchloroethene in groundwater utilizing grants and tax increment financing from State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul.  Achieved site closure and redevelopment well ahead of schedule and under budget
Lectures
  • Guest Lecturer, Columbia University’s Ethics in Law program
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Miami’s Graduate School of Architecture: Brownfield Redevelopment Seminar
  • NYS Bar Association CLE speaker on topics of Renewable Energy; Ethics in the Practice of Law; and Environmental Law
Publications
  • “The Role of Subsidies in the Development of the Renewable Energy Industry” September 22, 2009