Uniondale, NY According to Sahn Ward PLLC, John Parker has joined the firm as a partner. He will lead the firm’s Environmental, Energy and Resources Practice Group. He will focus on all aspects of environmental law, including litigation, transactional matters, permitting, and regulatory and compliance proceedings.
Parker’s private law practice has focused on representing corporate and municipal clients in a number of environmental and administrative contexts in the metropolitan New York area. These matters include Clean Water Act enforcement, petroleum spills, petroleum bulk storage, contaminated site remediation, superfund litigation, and brownfield redevelopment. He also represented clients and developers advancing projects in land use and zoning matters, in challenging municipal actions and in SEQRA matters.
His practice has benefitted from his extensive government experience including serving as regional attorney for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in the Lower Hudson Valley – Catskills Region, as counsel to the chair of the State Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee, and from taking leadership roles in environmental initiatives in the region involving drinking water and climate change.
“We are excited to have John join our Firm,” said Michael Sahn, the firm’s managing member. “John’s wide ranging knowledge and experience in environmental law will be a tremendous benefit to our clients and our firm. John has established himself as a distinguished attorney, and a thought leader in in the environmental law field. He will be a great leader for our Environmental, Energy and Resources Practice Group, which is one of our fastest growing practice areas.”
“I look forward to working with Sahn Ward to continue its tradition of excellence in environmental and energy matters,” said Parker. “The currently changing regulatory landscape and renewed focus on efforts to address climate change make this an exciting time to join this team of distinguished legal professionals,” he said. “As environmental concerns take on larger import in our personal lives and business dealings, we will be ready to meet our clients’ needs as the firm grows,” Parker said.