Jose Almanzar

Associate Attorney
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
646-733-4487
Fax:
212-448-0066
Email:

Jose Almanzar is an associate attorney at Periconi, LLC, where his practice focuses on environmental due diligence counseling for commercial real estate transactions, environmental regulatory matters, and environmental litigation. Prior to joining Periconi, LLC, Jose was an associate attorney at a Long Island law firm practicing in the areas of zoning, land use and environmental law, and provided counsel to Fortune 100 clients with environmental due diligence and project development. Jose has also represented parties in mass environmental tort matters in state and federal courts.

Jose received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from New York Law School, where he focused his studies on environmental and land use law, and graduated in the top twenty percent of his class. At NYLS, Jose served as Secretary of the Environmental Law Society, and as Vice President of the Student Bar Association.

As a law student, Jose served as a litigation intern for the Environmental Protection Bureau at the Office of New York Attorney General, and interned for both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region II) and the N.Y.C. Department of Environmental Protection. Prior to attending law school, Jose worked as an environmental scientist for a national environmental consulting company, where he conducted site surveys and prepared Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Asbestos Assessment Reports and Lead-Based Paint Reports.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation: Administrative and Judicial
  • Cleanup & Superfund
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Permits
  • Regulatory Compliance & Auditing
  • Solid Waste
  • Water Pollution
  • Wetlands & Wild Lands
  • Brownfields Development

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2013

Education

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 2011
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Binghamton University, Vestal, New York
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Environmental Studies: Public Policy, Administration & Law
    • Major: Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environmental, Energy & Resources, Member, 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member From 2010 - Present, Environmental Justice Committee, Co-Chair, 2017-Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Member, 2016 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law, Recipient, 2010
  • Dominican Bar Association, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Long Island Hispanic Bar Association, 2016 - Present