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Kenneth Shelley Kamlet

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Binghamton, NY

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 25 years
    Maryland - MD 29 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 50 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kenneth

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Practice areas

I am a member of the New York, District of Columbia and Maryland Bars. My practice focuses on environmental and land use law.  With a Ph.D.-level degree in the biochemical sciences (Yale, 1970), and nearly 40 years of experience in the environmental public policy arena, redevelopment of environmentally-impaired land, and the interface between law and science, I am well-positioned to help clients address nearly any regulatory, natural resource, or land-use challenge. 

 As my late wife put it: "If anyone can, Ken can!"

For the past five years, I have been designated a "SuperLawyer" in Environmental Law in Upstate New York.  Also, for the past two years, I have been designated a "Best Lawyer" in America by U.S. News & World Reports.

 

Photos and videos

Sketch of Ken at his computer
Feb. 25, 1997 bill-signing ceremony in Maryland Governor's mansion for signing of Maryland brownfields legislation.  Ken is standing behind former Governor Parris Glendening.
Endicott-Johnson Ranger Paracord Brownfield site in Johnson City, NY.  The northern portion of the site was remediated and redeveloped as a Gannett Corporation newspaper production facility for Binghamton, Ithaca, and Elmira Gannett newspapers.
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Location

Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
P.O. Box 5250
700 Security Mutual Building
Binghamton, NY, 13901-3490

Reviews

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Posted by George Akel | December 28, 2010
A quarter century of successful work!
I have known Ken for the better part of 25 years. Our development company needed an expert Environmental lawyer for a difficult project. Ken was recommended to us as being such an expert. His knowledge in the field was superb! We did more and more with Ken as the need arose.He has gained a reagional reputation in his field in the Northeast. Often, I hear of him as being the "expert" in such matters concerning Environmental issues (which to many us is a moving target). Ken has kept up with the changing regulations and, most important, changing opportunites for incentives and grants available for development of Brownfield sites. I wholeheartedly recommend Ken!
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Posted by David | November 3, 2010
Ken Kamlet, Esq.
Ken is an excellent attorney with deep knowledge of all aspects of environmental and land use law. He is highly respected by all agencies that he appears before and is very astute in understanding the political landscape that may impact a particular project and/or issue.
Posted by Marc | November 3, 2010
Fantastic!
I have had a longterm business relationship with Ken for 25 years. He is the best in the business!!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Special Counsel
  • Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Director of Legal Affairs
  • Newman Development Group, LLC
  • 1997 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Linowes & Blocher LLP
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Counsel and Partner
  • Semmes Bowen & Semmes
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Principal
  • A..T. Kearney, Inc.
  • 1986 - 1992
  • Environmental Program Director
  • URS Corporation
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Director of Legal Affairs
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • 1973 - 1985
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Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1973
  • Yale University
  • M.Phil. (Ph.D.-minus-dissertation)
  • 1970
  • City College of New York
  • B.S.
  • 1966

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bennett v. Plenert
  • Favorable to amici

Associations

  • Broome County Office of Energy Development
  • Broome County Energy Initiatives Panel
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Brownfield Coalition
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Brownfield Coalition
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Broome County Bar Association
  • Oil & Gas Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
  • Co-Chair, Consolidation Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • Binghamton University Department of Public Administration
  • Advisory Board
  • 2005 - Present
  • Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Government Affairs Committee
  • 2002 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Environmental Law Section
  • 1999 - Present
  • Broome County Bar Association
  • Member, Corporate Counsel Committee
  • 1997 - Present
  • Broome County Energy Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • NYS Energy Research & Development Authority, Committee on Combined Heat and Power Opportunities at Brownfield Sites
  • Advisory Committee Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Steering Comm. on Environ., Energy & Nat. Res.
  • 1983 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Small Business Advocate of the Year
  • Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008
  • Small Business Advocate of the Year
  • Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
  • 2003
  • Phi Beta Kappa election
  • National Honor Society
  • 1966
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Publications

  • Central New York Business Journal - June 1
  • New "TIF" Authority Provides Powerful Economic Development [Tool]
  • 2012
  • Hinman, Howard & Kattell newsletter - Oct.
  • How Proposed SEQRA Changes May Affect New York Developers
  • 2012
  • Hinman, Howard & Kattell newsletter - Oct.
  • Ten Tips on How to Avoid Petroleum Storage Violations
  • 2012
  • Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
  • JC [Johnson City] Dissolution: Leap in Right Direction
  • 2010
  • Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
  • No Quick Fixes for School Spending; State needs long-term changes to control taxes
  • 2010
  • ChambeReport (The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce)
  • Tax Increment Finaning (TIFs): A Neglected Economic Development Tool
  • 2008
  • Brownfield News, Vol. 9, Issue 4
  • How Clean is Clean: A Comparison
  • 2005
  • Environmental Due Diligence Guide (The Bureau of National Affairs), Vol. 231, No. 155
  • Evaluating the Potential for Vapor Intrusion Impacts to Indoor Air
  • 2005
  • The Legislative Gazette
  • Legislature must make it easer to redevelop brownfield sites
  • 2003
  • Washington Business Journal
  • New Policies Shift Risk with Troubled Properties
  • 1996
  • American Association of Port Authorities
  • Legal Watch: Brownfields
  • 1996
  • Maryland State Bar Assn., Section of Real Property, Planning & Zoning
  • Redeveloping Brownfields sites in Maryland
  • 1996
  • Baltimore Daily Record
  • Environmental risk management: a daunting task for financial institutions
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Eggs & Issues: "Redeveloping our Urban Centers: Using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Effective Economic Development"
  • Effective Use of the New TIF in New York State: Legal Background
  • 2013
  • Pro-Seminar in Civic Entrepreneurship (Apr. 6)
  • Environmental Innovation: Brownfield Redevelopment in Binghamton/Recycling Contaminated Land
  • 2011
  • Seminar for Business Law Practice Group
  • Environmental Law: What Every Business Lawyer Should Know
  • 2010
  • Presentation
  • Brownfields and Greater Binghamton Revitalization
  • 2010
  • Consolidation Committee - Aug. 4
  • School District Consolidation Opportunities in Greater Binghamton: Points of Departure
  • 2008
  • Unifying Economic Development and the Environment - Sep. 28
  • Liabilities Turned Opportunities: Transforming Brownfields and Toxic Waste Sites
  • 2007
  • Southern Tier East - 2007 Spring Regional Leadership Conference - June 1
  • Brownfields in the Southern Tier--Blight or Bounty?
  • 2007
  • Presentation
  • Building Wealth and Health by Recycling Previously Used Urban Land
  • 2007
  • CLE Program, Binghamton Regency - Jan. 11
  • Potential Litigation Issues Under NYS Brownfield Cleanup Program
  • 2007
  • 2007 APA Upstate New York Chapter Annual Conference - Sep. 19
  • Gannett (Brownfield) Site Redevelopment
  • 2007
  • Owners and Developers Reception, Yonkers, NY (Mar. 2)
  • Of Shoes, Newspapers and Revitalization: A Brownfields Success Story...
  • 2005
  • Legislative Field Hearing in Ithaca, NY - Apr 21
  • Vaporization of Contaminants from Soil and Groundwater into Indoor Air Environments
  • 2005
  • Sierra Club Susquehanna Group (May 20)
  • Brownfield Resurgence: How Much Carrot and How Much Stick?
  • 2003
  • Industry Environment Conference - Oct 18
  • DEC's Draft Voluntary Cleanup Program Guide
  • 2002
  • Presentation - Jun 25
  • Brownfields in Broome County
  • 2001
  • May 3
  • Remarks in Support of Governor Pataki's Superfund Reform Bill
  • 2001
  • Presentation (June 24) to Potomac Electric Power Co.
  • Using Brownfield Initiatives to Attract and Retain Prime Customers and to Gain Market Advantage: A Proposal
  • 1997
  • The Environmental Legislative Agenda in the 1996 General [Assembly] Session and Other Issues
  • Voluntary Cleanup/Brownfields
  • 1996
  • Annual Meeting and Conference
  • Building wealth and health by recycling previously used urban land
  • 1996
  • Hunting for (and finding) gold in the brownfields
  • Clarifying and managing risk
  • 1995
  • Environmental Network
  • Maryland Brownfields Redevelopment Initiatives
  • 1995
  • Conference on Capitalizing on Brownfields Redevelopment Opportunities
  • Innovative State Approaches to Voluntary Cleanup Programs and Brownfields Redevelopment
  • 1995
  • Conference on Capitalizing on Brownfields Redevelopment Opportunities
  • Strategies for securing regulatory agency approvals and getting off the liability hook
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Kenneth
Real estate Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken for years as a fellow lawyer. We occasionally pick each others brain. He has good judgment, intuition and a strong ethical sense."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is truly dedicated to his practice. He gives of his intellect and self to help advance the economic development of his community and state. I was privileged to work with Ken on revisions to the New York State Brownfields law that successfully passed the Legislature and became the law of the land. His leadership on the issue, his subject matter expertise, and his extensive rolodex were invaluable to the legislative effort. It was a true privilege for me to work with Ken on this project that is so vital to New York state's economic resurrection."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken and I worked together on a very complicated commercial real estate matter regarding land use entitlements and environmental permitting for a regional shopping center in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Ken's legal abilities tempered with a strong sense of pragmatism proved integral in acheiving very favorable results for our client. I found him to be a valuable assest and resource in advancing this project."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is a bright, meticulous and careful lawyer. He acts with the highest ethical standards."
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Binghamton Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Kenneth Shelley Kamlet
Kenneth Shelley Kamlet
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Binghamton, NY
Licensed for 50 years
Free Consultation