Aaron Gershonowitz joined the Firm in 1996 and concentrates his practice in environmental law.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gershonowitz worked in private practice in Manhattan and Long Island law firms, where he represented clients in a wide variety of environmental issues, including Superfund matters, RCRA compliance, underground storage tank issues, asbestos in buildings, and the environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions. Additionally, his practice included the representation of military contractors with regard to closure of facilities, transfer of facilities, and the related negotiations with the United States Government and other local governmental agencies. Mr. Gershonowitz also served as in-house environmental counsel for the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Mr. Gershonowitz has been a teaching fellow at the University of Chicago Law School and a full-time faculty member at Western New England Law School. He has lectured on environmental legal issues and has been published in various publications in the legal community. He is the author of a chapter in West’s Environmental Law and Regulation in New York, has published several articles in the New York Law Journal, New York Real Estate Journal, and has published in scholarly journals such as the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Quarterly, Environ (University of California environmental law and policy journal), University of South Carolina Law Review and University of Baltimore Law Review. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Environmental Claims Journal and an adjunct faculty member at St. Francis Law School and the University of Phoenix Graduate School of Business.
- George Washington University Law Center, 1980; (Law Review Notes Editor)
- University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1977
- New York State Bar
- Nassau County Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association (Environmental Law Section and the Corporate Counsel Committee)
- September 7, 2021
Land use and the Takings Clause of the United States Constitution
- July 6, 2021
The Government Can Regulate Use of Property, but Cannot Take Property Without Paying: Supreme Court Addresses the Line Between Regulating and Taking
- October 20, 2020
New Caselaw Highlights the Boundary Between Environmental Law and Corporate Law
- October 1, 2020
The Real Estate Finance Journal article, “Don’t Try to Hide an Elephant in a Mousehole: Atlantic Richfield v. Christian“
- September 1, 2020
Environmental Claims Journal article, “Chesapeake Action Network v EPA: Court Tells EPA to Reconsider Rule Because Petitioners Did Not Have a Fair Opportunity to Comment”
- March 25, 2020
Chesapeake Action Network v EPA: Court Tells EPA to Reconsider Rule Because Petitioners Did Not Have a Fair Opportunity to Comment
- December 30, 2019
Center for Biological Diversity v U. S. Forest Service: A New Type of Claim or Just Another Step in the Chain of Causation?
- November 10, 2019
Environmental Impact Statements: Which Effects of an Action are Impacts that must be Considered?
- Fall 2019
Atlantic Richfield v. Christian: Can a Property Owner Use State Law to Compel Further Remediation of a Site Remediated Pursuant to Federal EPA Standards?
- September 7, 2019
Dispelling 5 Misconceptions About Environmental Issues, Continued
- Summer 2019
Does an ASTM Phase I Protect Banks? published in the Real Estate Finance Journal
- June 21, 2019
Center for Biological Diversity v US Forest Service: To What Extent Does Failure to Take Steps that Might Mitigate Environmental Harm Caused by a Third Party Make Someone Responsible for that Environmental Harm?
- May 21, 2019
Dispelling 5 Misconceptions About Environmental Issues
- March 14, 2019
Neighbors Win on Imminent and Substantial Danger Claim and Court Grants Them No Remedy
- January 14, 2019
Obtaining Regulatory Guidance from the Regulators
- December 5, 2018
Supreme Court Expands Power of Courts to Review Agency Decisions
- October 24, 2018
Fairness in Allocating Cleanup Costs Between Buyers and Sellers of Real Property
- September 2018
“Genuine Auto Parts v EPA: How to Challenge Agency Findings of Fact” Environmental Claims Journal
- August 20, 2018
Company Accused in the Press of Toxic Dumping Asks Court for a Declaration that is Not Responsible: Court Says there is no Such Claim
- August 6, 2018
How Do Cleanup Costs Relate to Damages to Natural Resources?
- July 19, 2018
Genuine Auto Parts v EPA: How to Challenge Agency Findings of Fact
- May 14, 2018
Cleanup Liability: When Can an Owner Claim the Innocent Landowner Defense
- April 25, 2018
Supreme Court Rejects Regulatory Reasonableness Petition
- April 19, 2018 Partner
Aaron Gershonowitz Presents at a New York State Bar Association Seminar
- April 11, 2018
When Do Environmental Groups Have Standing to Challenge a Project Approval?
- February 20, 2018
State Environmental Quality Review Act – NYREJ
- September, 2016
Partner Aaron Gershonowitz Speaks on Environmental Panel
- August, 2014
Law: EPA proposes to amend AAI Rule for real estate due diligence — NYREJ
- August, 2013
Property owner’s notice obligations regarding contamination — NYREJ
- July/Aug, 2012
Purchasers of real property may see changes in environmental investigations — New York Real Estate Journal
- October 17, 2011
Forchelli Environmental Blog Launched
- March 7, 2011
Aaron Gershonowitz and Brian J. Hufnagel Publish Article in the Latest Issue of the New York Law Journal
- February 17, 2010
Aaron Gershonowitz in the New York Law Journal. FEB ‘Article’ Babcock and Wilcox: Drafting Environmental Agreements