At a time when coastal areas are besieged by rising sea levels and more frequent, high intensity storms and hurricanes,
Twomey Latham’s attorneys have been at the forefront of Long Island’s environmental law field since the early 1970s. Twomey Latham is perhaps best known for its work assisting local groups fighting, as The New York Times noted in a 1984 profile of on the firm, “poor land use, overdevelopment and environmentally harmful planning.”
Our founding partner, Tom Twomey (1945–2014), represented a group of local farmers opposed to the Long Island Lighting Company’s proposal to build four nuclear power plants in Jamesport. The broad, statewide coalition of environmental, civic, and political groups he assembled helped defeat the proposal as well as the construction of the Shoreham nuclear power plant.
Providing Businesses and Individuals with Intelligent and Effective Representation
Over the years, the firm’s attorneys have developed an understanding of the unique environmental challenges and regulations that exist in New York State and Eastern Long Island. Twomey Latham’s environmental attorneys bring their knowledge and experience to clients needing assistance with environmental issues that arise in corporate, real estate, land use, municipal, and litigation matters.
The firm has advised clients on issues including compliance with federal and state hazardous waste regulations, Superfund litigation, Brownfields redevelopment projects, landfill closures, resource recovery facilities, highway construction, airport sitings, tidal and freshwater wetland applications, the preparation and review of environmental impact statements, and a variety of land use applications.
Environmental Law Attorneys
Our Long Island environmental law attorneys focus on providing clients in-depth knowledge of our diverse range of practice areas.
Stephen B. LathamSenior Counsel
John F. SheaSenior Partner
Christopher D. KelleySenior Partner
David M. DubinSenior Partner
Jacqueline M. MorleyAssociate
News & Insights About Environmental Law
When Is A Stranger Not A Stranger?
In a landmark decision from the Appellate Division Second Department, Partner, Christopher Kelley achieved a winning result for our client
Senior Partner John Shea Designated “2021 Top Rated Real Estate Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell
John Shea is a Senior Partner with the firm practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate counseling, real estate
Senior Partner Steve Latham Hosts The Retreat’s Annual LPGA Pro-Am to Eradicate Domestic Violence
“The Retreat’s LPGA Pro-Am held each fall is the only tournament on Long Island that includes LPGA Pros, NFL Players,