James J. Periconi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Attorney in New York, NY

Periconi, LLC
 | 260 Madison Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-213-5500
Fax: 212-448-0066
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental (80%),
  • Environmental Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

James J. Periconi is the managing principal and owner of Periconi, LLC, an environmental law firm in New York City, New York. Mr. Periconi's practice focuses nearly equally on commercial property transaction counseling, environmental litigation and regulatory matters. His creative and innovative ways of bringing difficult deals to successful conclusion has earned him the praise of developer and property-owning clients as well as professional recognition. Due to his experience, Mr. Periconi has twice been appointed a federal court Special Master in Clean Water Act cases and often acts as an expert witness in environmental law in federal and state actions.

Mr. Periconi has served on numerous environmental boards and organizations and has authored or co-authored several papers that have appeared in legal and environmental journals and publications. A New York native, born in the Bronx, Mr. Periconi is admitted to practice in the United States Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd and 6th Circuits, as well as all federal district courts in New York. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1977.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Environmental
  • 20%Environmental Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019

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About James Periconi

Admitted: 1978, New York

Professional Webpage: www.periconi.com/Bio/JamesPericoni.html


  • Special Master, Woods, et al. v. City of New York (E.D.N.Y.), 1993
  • Who's Who in International Environment Lawyers for 2009-2013
  • Special Master, New York Coastal Fisherman's Association v. New York City Dept. of Sanitation, et al. (S.D.N.Y.), 1992 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, 1989 - Present, 2003 - 2004
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF), International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF), 2011 - 2014
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1989 - Present
  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1978

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President, Board of Trustees, The Pearl Theatre Company, 2006
  • Chief of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Enforcement Bureau of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Primary Co-Author of Environmental Law and Regulation in New York (West, 1996)
  • Instructor, Environmental Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions, 3 Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal pp. 40-64 (Winter 2008)
  • "New Duties to Tell Tenants if Indoor Air Tests Exceed Markers", New York Law Journal, co-Author, with Delight Balducci, Dec. 10, 2008
  • "The State of Environmental Crimes Prosecutions in New York", 23 Natural Resources and Environment (American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources) pp. 11-16 (Winter 2009)

Representative Clients:

  • Waste Management Genesco, Inc. Tropicana Simone Development Companies Meringoff Properties Triumvirate Environmental, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, M.A. in English and Comparative Literature, 1972
  • Columbia College, New York, New York, B.A. in English Literature, Dean's List, Danforth Graduate Fellow, 1970-1973

Industry Groups

  • Manufacturers
  • Real Property Developers
  • Real Property Owners
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Office Location for James J. Periconi

260 Madison Avenue
17th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-213-5500

Fax: 212-448-0066

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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