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Kenneth S. Kamlet

Kenneth S. Kamlet

Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP ("If Anyone Can, Ken Can!")
  • Environmental Law, Business Law, Energy, Oil & Gas Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, New York
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I have received top ratings from five major lawyer peer rating services: (Superb); Martindale-Hubbell (AV Rating); Super Lawyers of Upstate New York (Environmental Law--six years running);; and Best Lawyers in America (Land Use Law). I have more than 46 years of experience in helping clients resolve complex environmental, regulatory, land use, and economic development challenges. Prevailing legal fees in Upstate New York are significantly lower than those charged in New York City, Philadelphia, and other major cities.

I own and manage a LinkedIn group on Upstate NY Business: https://www.linkedincom/groups/5148843 (copy and paste in browser to join this group) .

Practice Areas
Environmental Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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New York
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D.C. Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Written
  • German: Written
  • Hebrew: Written
  • Yiddish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Special Counsel
Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP
- Current
Full-service law firm in Binghamton, NY (midway between Syracuse, NY and Scranton, PA)
Director of Legal Affairs
Newman Development Group, LLC
Assisted large central New York developer obtain environmental and land-use approvals for shopping center and student housing projects
Private Environmental Law Practice - various firms
Manager and Principal in Environment, Health & Safety Practice
A.T. Kearney, Inc., Alexandria, VA
Helped Fortune 500 companies manage environmental risks
Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs
National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C.
Led Pollution & Toxic Substances Division of country's largest not-for-profit environmental advocacy and education organization
University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D. (1973) | Law
Activities: Co-founded and co-chaired Environmental Law Group Summer internships with PA Dep't of Environmental Protection; U.S. Environmental Protection Administration; and New York City Environmental Protection Administration/Mayor's Council on the Environment Also, 6-month externship at Center for Law & Social Policy, Washington, D.C.
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Yale University
M.Phil. (Ph.D.-minus-dissertation) (1970) | Biochemical Sciences
Activities: Graduate Teaching Assistant for courses in Genetics and Molecular Biology
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City University of New York - City College
B.S. (1966) | Biology
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa (National Honor Society)
Activities: Wittes '66 House Plan
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Super Lawyers
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Super Lawyers
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Top 5% of Environmental Lawyers in Upstate New York
Super Lawyers
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Top 5% of Environmental Lawyers in Upstate New York
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Top 5% of Environmental Lawyers in Upstate New York
Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters
Five percent of attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers as a result of a three-part patented selection process. First, a diverse list of the top attorneys are nominated by their own peers. Second, the selections are validated with third-party research across 12 key categories conducted by an attorney-led research team. Candidates are then grouped into categories based on practice area and reviewed by those attorneys who received the highest totals from each category.
Articles & Publications
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Speaking Engagements
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Best Lawyers - in Land Use and Zoning Law (2018 - Present)
U.S. News & World Reports (Rating 10/10--"Superb") - Since ~2014 - AV Rating (to rating) - since at least 2010
Super Lawyers - Upstate New York - Environmental Law (2014-2019)
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Hinman Howard & Kattell, LLP
80 Exchange Street
P.O. Box 5250
Binghamton, NY 13902-5250
Telephone: (607) 231-6914
Home Office
420 Western Heights Blvd
Endicott, NY 13760-3762
Cell: (607) 343-2713