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.