Paul T. Sharlow, Esq.

EXTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW EXPERIENCE

Mr. Sharlow focuses his practice on permitting and compliance matters involving federal, state and local laws and regulations applied to industrial facilities, mining operations and commercial activities.  He represents clients in permitting and enforcement matters before federal and state agencies including the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  He has extensive experience with permitting matters and enforcement actions involving wetlands and storm water regulations under the federal Clean Water Act and New York's Environmental Conservation Law.  He regularly advises mining and construction materials companies concerning permitting and compliance issues under New York's Mined Land Reclamation Law and federal Mine Safety and Health Act.


Mr. Sharlow also has extensive experience with municipal boards and regional commissions and agencies. His practice extends throughout New York State, representing clients before the Army Corps of Engineers- Buffalo District, the Adirondack Park Agency and the Long Island Central Pine Barrens Commission, among others.  He advises clients on use and development of waterfront properties and operations with respect to Army Corps of Engineers Rivers and Harbors Act Permitting, New York State Department of State Coastal Zone Management Plan Consistency Reviews and Local Waterfront Revitalization Plans.


Mr. Sharlow advises on the preparation and analysis of environmental assessment forms, environmental impact statements, positive and negative declarations and findings statements under the State Environmental Quality Review Act and National Environmental Policy Act.  He regularly appears before municipal zoning and planning boards to secure local land use approvals for industrial and manufacturing facilities, mining operations, and commercial development activities.


Mr. Sharlow is a frequent lecturer on environmental, land use and zoning topics recently making presentations to the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers and the Tug-Hill Commission on topics including Federal Wetlands Jurisdiction, New York Municipal Law, Land Use and Zoning, and the State Environmental Quality Review Act.


Prior to attending Law School, Mr. Sharlow used his science background working as a medical technologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  His M.B.A. from Cleveland State University and business background assist him in advising clients on a variety of issues. 

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
  • M.B.A, Cleveland State University
  • B.A., Biology, University of Rochester

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Construction Materials Association
    • Environmental Committee
    • Health and Safety Committee
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Business School Honor Society
  • Award for Excellent Achievement in Health Law

PERSONAL

Outside of work, Mr. Sharlow enjoys carpentry and wood-working.  In his spare time, Mr. Sharlow renovates his 19th century barn that houses his workshop.