Evan J. Preminger


New York

(212) 883-4976

(212) 509-9492

Evan focuses his practice across the full range of environmental, political law, and land use matters. He has represented clients in litigation arising under Superfund, toxic tort, and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act. He has also performed environmental due diligence for real estate, corporate, brownfield cleanup, renewable energy, and mineral rights transactions and coordinated environmental impact review processes for large scale infrastructure projects. Evan further advises and represents clients in connection with proceedings under the New York City Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.

Before joining the firm, Evan served as the Assistant Secretary for the Environment for the Executive Chamber of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, where he oversaw operations, policy, and regulatory development for New York State’s environmental and parks agencies. Prior to that, Evan was an associate at an international law firm where, in addition to environmental matters, he represented political action committees in Federal Election Commission proceedings concerning coordinated campaign expenditures and state political parties in litigation arising under the New York State Election Law.

Evan earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning, and his law degree from Columbia Law School. While in law school, Evan was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as a staff member and production editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, as well as a member and coach of Columbia’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team.



Evan J. Preminger to Join Cozen O’Connor and Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies from New York Governor’s Office

February 06, 2020

Preminger will reside in the firm’s midtown Manhattan office where he will be the Director of New York Environmental Matter for Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies and will advise on environment-related matters as an associate in the firm’s Utility, Environmental & Energy Practice.


New Jersey’s First in the Nation State Environmental Justice Law [Alert]

October 22, 2020

Amorie Hummel, Evan Preminger, Michael Connolly, and Greg Eisenstark discuss the New Jersey law that is the first in the nation to require mandatory permit denials under state law for new facilities and to expressly allow the imposition of conditions on renewal and expansion permits for existing facilities based on environmental justice concerns alone.

Is EPA’s Emergency Approval of Long-lasting Disinfectant a Game Changer? [Alert]

August 31, 2020

Marcia Mulkey and Evan Preminger discuss the EPA's emergency exemption to the state of Texas to permit the use of a chemical disinfectant product that claims to effectively kill viruses on surfaces for up to seven days after application.

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

NYS DFS Releases Emergency COVID-19 Regulation on Mortgage Forbearances and Financial Fee Waivers [Alert]

March 26, 2020

Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Jamie Ansorge, and Evan Preminger discuss EC 202.9, requiring New York state-regulated financial institutions to provide mortgage forbearance for residential properties located in New York for 90 days and to eliminate ATM fees, overdraft fees, and credit card late payment fees.

Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2012
  • New Jersey
  • New York

New York League of Conservation Voters, Emerging Leaders Steering Committee, Member, 2016-2018

New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute, 2017

New York City Bar Association, Election Law Committee, Secretary, 2017-2018