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B.A., summa cum laude, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

J.D., magna cum laude, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Chuck focuses his practice on a variety of issues involving environmental law, energy law, land-use law, municipal law, and real estate development. He has experience working with both private and public clients on issues involving both state and federal environmental statutes, and he assists municipalities with a wide range of legal issues, including environmental review and zoning.

Chuck frequently gives presentations and provides training programs for local government officials on zoning, environmental, and land-use law and has extensive experience guiding municipalities and developers through the requirements of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and local, state, and federal permitting processes. He has counseled both municipalities and developers on SEQRA and permitting for several utility-scale energy projects and other large-scale projects. His work on these matters has run from project inception through successful litigation.

Chuck also counsels clients in the oil and gas industry on a variety of issues, including environmental compliance and administrative enforcement defense. Chuck and his colleagues represent several oil and gas companies in defending lawsuits alleging pollution resulting from drilling activities.

In addition, Chuck is conversant in Russian.


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014 - 2016



Professional Associations

  • Environmental Law Institute
  • New York State Bar Association

  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

  • Rivershore, Inc. advisory board