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University of Notre Dame, B.A., summa cum laude

Yale Law School, J.D.

Paul has more than 25 years of experience at Hodgson Russ working with private- and public-sector clients, environmental consultants, architects, accountants, and fellow attorneys on a wide variety of matters involving environmental, transactional, and project development issues. He enjoys working with clients and professionals to formulate and implement strategies to work through issues to bring projects to successful conclusions, whether construction projects, permitting, remedial actions, transactions, or dispute resolutions.

Paul has worked on multimillion-dollar school district, university, medical, sports facility, manufacturing, and architectural-tourism developments. He has extensive experience in environmental impact reviews under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; the New York State Education Department; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on environmental impact issues, including wetlands, cultural resources, and traffic.

Paul also advises clients on permitting and regulatory compliance matters, hazardous waste and petroleum cleanups, and environmental risk assessment and management associated with transactions. This includes counseling Canadian-based clients on various cross-border development and regulatory matters.

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  • Past chair, United States Law Firm Group Environmental Law Section
  • Air and Waste Management Association

Community & Pro Bono

  • Williamsville Girls Varsity Hockey and Field Hockey Booster Clubs
  • Amherst and Rochester Youth Hockey Associations