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James J. Periconi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Attorney in New York, NY

Brown, Duke & Fogel, P.C.
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4640
New York, NY 10118
Phone: 646-915-0236
Fax: 646-219-2601
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1978
Practice Areas: Environmental, Environmental Litigation
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
  • 90%Environmental
  • 10%Environmental Litigation


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022

About James J. Periconi

First Admitted: 1978, New York

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Instructor, Environmental Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions, 3 Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal pp. 40-64 (Winter 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)
  • "New Duties to Tell Tenants if Indoor Air Tests Exceed Markers", New York Law Journal, co-Author, with Delight Balducci, Dec. 10, 2008
  • Primary Co-Author of Environmental Law and Regulation in New York (West, 1996)

Representative Clients

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

Educational Background

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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


  • Special Master, Woods, et al. v. City of New York (E.D.N.Y.), 1993
  • 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
  • Who's Who in International Environment Lawyers for 2009-2013

Industry Groups

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

350 Fifth Avenue
Suite 4640
New York, NY 10118

Phone: 646-915-0236

Fax: 646-219-2601

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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