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Mintzer Mauch PLLC is a women-owned firm specializing in environmental and land use law. We offer strategic, business-focused, and practical solutions to individuals, businesses, government agencies, and not-for-profit entities. Drawing on extensive careers with top law firms and New York State government, our lawyers have been involved in the full range of environmental and land use matters in the context of both large and small development projects, litigation, permitting, enforcement, and complex real property and corporate transactions. Our strong relationships with regulators, review boards, their counsel and consultants, give us critical insights beneficial to our clients. Because so much of our environmental and land use work is related to real estate development, our lawyers also have extensive real estate expertise, including purchases and sales, leasing and financing.   

A boutique firm, we offer clients sophisticated "Big Law" expertise at competitive rates or under alternative fee arrangements.


Mintzer Mauch PLLC is certified by New York City, New York State and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). 


Here are a few of the things we do for our clients:


Manage environmental impact reviews and obtain environmental permits for federal, state or city development ventures, including large mixed use projects, waterfront and pier development projects, university campus expansions, museum and hospital buildings, power plants and sports arenas.  


Litigate environmental cases including: defending SEQRA and CEQR claims challenging real estate development projects; claims arising under CERCLA, RCRA, the New York State Navigation Law, the Endangered Species Act, and the New York State “Bottle Bill”; the dischargeability of environmental obligations under the Bankruptcy Code; and eminent domain and parkland alienation cases.


Conduct environmental due diligence and assess and mitigate environmental risks associated with transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchase agreements, and real estate acquisitions, sales and investments, including the acqusition and sale of distressed asset portfolios. 


Negotiate agreements to allocate environmental risk, and obtain environmental insurance when necessary to achieve transactional goals. 


Guide clients through environmental clean ups of environmentally distressed properties, and federal and state regulatory cleanup programs, including the Brownfield Cleanup Program, and help secure tax credits when possible. 


Defend clients against environmental enforcement by state and federal regulators. In enforcement matters, we conduct investigations, identify and manage appropriate technical consultants, negotiate consent orders or stipulations of settlement, and appear before administrative law judges.

What We Do



Real estate investors, owners, purchasers and sellers
Real estate developers
Lenders and borrowers

Brownfield cleanup applicants

Public-private partnerships

Recreational facilities and complexes

Public utilities



Beverage distributors




Sports and entertainment arenas

Solar power developers


Solid waste management and recycling companies

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