Victoria S. Treanor, a 2009 graduate of Harvard Law School, concentrates her practice on environmental law, litigation, and land use issues. Since joining the firm in September 2009, she has worked on matters concerning environmental impact reviews, brownfield redevelopment, litigation for the recovery of cleanup costs for hazardous wastes and petroleum contamination, state wetland permits, and nuclear power plant relicensing. She has experience with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the New York State Navigation Law, common law claims for relief in environmental matters, and other laws. She has worked on complex multimillion-dollar lawsuits on behalf of corporate and government clients as well as lawsuits and regulatory matters on behalf of small businesses and individuals.
While in law school, Victoria was a board member of the Harvard Environmental Law Society and a member of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. She participated in Harvard’s Green Cities clinic, interned at the New York City Law Department, Environmental Law Division, and worked at SPR.
Queens West Development Corporation
SPR represents Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC), a subsidiary of New York State's Empire State Development (ESD), in connection with New York's largest mixed use public-private development. During the early planning stages of this major initiative to redevelop a 74-acre area of the Long Island City waterfront, the firm provided environmental and land use counsel to the Urban Development Corporation (now d/b/a ESD) in connection with development of the General Project Plan and the environmental impact statement (EIS) process. It subsequently represented ESD in successfully defeating litigation challenging the adequacy of the EIS. The firm has handled all waterfront permitting issues for the development of parks and the waterfront esplanade, which involved obtaining permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and other agencies.The firm recently represented QWDC over CERCLA action for response costs and settled. The firm assists in connection with all aspects of remediation of legacy contamination from the area's long and varied industrial uses, including remedies under auspices of either the State's Voluntary Cleanup Program or the Brownfield Cleanup Program, recently representing QWDC in a case over response costs. The litigation recently settled.
For: Syracuse Law Review
“Ethical Considerations for the Clean Air Act Attorney,” with Daniel Riesel (as Victoria Shiah)
For: The American Law Institute and the American Bar Association, Environmental Law Course of Study