With a focus on land use, environmental law and litigation, Richard G. Leland represents real estate developers, universities, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and industrial companies on the environmental aspects of real estate transactions, development, and land use.
Rick’s work has been central in gaining approvals for – or defending lawsuits against – multiple billion dollar developments. He works with clients nationwide on a range of matters, including environmental impact review, regulatory and transactional counseling, as well as counseling operators and lenders in litigation arising under the Federal “Superfund” Law.
Rick also serves as counsel to developers, outdoor advertising companies, municipalities, and public authorities in zoning matters and litigation arising from zoning and environmental determinations in New York City and suburban counties in the New York metropolitan area.
- J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1974, with distinction, Hosftra Law Review
- B.S., Cornell University, 1971
Bar Admissions : New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
Professional Experience :
- Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Adjunct Professor
- Hofstra University School of Law, Special Professor of Environmental Law
- Real Estate Board of New York, Inc., Environmental Committee, Chairman
- American Bar Association, Environmental Law and Local Government Sections, Member
- New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member
- Real Estate Board of New York, Inc., Transportation Committee, Member
- American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources “SEER,” Member
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