Joel H. Sachs
Joel H. Sachs  
Cornell University - B.A. 1963
University of Pennsylvania - LL.B. 1966
New York University - LL.M 1970

Professional Biography
Joel Sachs represents private entities and governmental agencies in a wide variety of environmental and land use matters. Mr. Sachs also serves as an adjunct professor at Pace University School of Law where he has taught courses on state and municipal environmental law, land use and construction law.

Mr. Sachs previously clerked for a federal judge in the Southern District of New York and served as an Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York and Deputy Chief of its Environmental Protection Bureau for five years. Mr. Sachs also served as the former Town Attorney of the Town of Greenburgh, the largest Town in Westchester County. He presently serves as Special Land Use and Environmental Counsel to municipalities in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange and Ulster counties.

Mr. Sachs is a frequent speaker before bar association groups on various environmental and land use topics. He previously served as the Environmental Law Section Representative to the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section and a past Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar Association.

Mr. Sachs is admitted to practice in Florida and New York and before the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Associations
New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations; Federal Bar Council; President, Westchester County Legal Aid Society; Construction Industry Panel of the American Arbitration Association; Former Chairman, Committee on Environmental Protection, National Institute of Municipal Law Officers.

"Real Estate Titles and Transfers," NYSBA 2000, 2001.

"Environmental Law Practice - Recent Developments in CERCLA and Toxic Tort Litigation," NYSBA 2000.

"New York Environmental Law Practical Skills," NYSBA 1999.

"Administrative Practice Before the NYSDEC," NYSBA 1998.

"Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate and Commercial Transactions," NYSBA 1997.

"Emerging Environmental Law Issues," NYSBA 1995.

"Wetlands - Federal, State and Local Regulation," NYSBA 1991.

"Recent Developments in Hazardous Waste Enforcement and Toxic Tort Law," NYSBA 1989.

"The Impact of Environmental Controls on Real Estate Development," Practicing Law Institute 1984.

"Environmental Law and Practice," Practicing Law Institute 1979 and 1980.

"State Environmental Quality Review Compliance: A Practical Approach at the Local Level," Practicing Law Institute 1978.

"Drafting Local Laws for Environmental Protection," 2 Earth Law Journal 167, 1977.

Practice Areas
Construction Law
Environmental Law
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Municipal Law
Real Estate
Zoning and Land Use