Robert E. Knoer, Esq.

email: rknoer@knoergroup.com

Robert E. Knoer has been practicing law in Western New York for over thirty years. He also has extensive experience in environmental site review, remediation, consulting, and litigation, as well as the Brownfield Cleanup Program, and renewable energy development and siting. He has helped clients in corporate organization, real estate development, and land use.

Mr. Knoer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979 with a BA in government, and from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1984 with a Juris Doctorate. He is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

He has also been involved with a number of professional organizations: Air and Waste Management Association- Niagara Frontier Section (Chairman), Erie County Environmental Education Institute (current President), the Engineering Society of Buffalo (Board of Directors), the Wind Action Group (Chairman), and the Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities Advisory Board.

Mr. Knoer was appointed to the New York State Brownfield Advisory Board for the 2009-2012 term. He also taught “Law and the Environment” at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1992 to 2007.

Sandra A. Nasca, Esq.

email: snasca@knoergroup.com

Ms. Nasca’s practice concentrates on the areas of economic development, contract negotiation, municipal finance, and tax law, assisting clients in obtaining governmental incentives for economic development projects, and providing legal advice on Federal and State tax credits available through the New York State Empire Zone Program, the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program, and the Federal Renewal Community, Historic Rehabilitation, and New Market Tax Credit Programs. She also represents clients in commercial lending and commercial real estate transactions.

Ms. Nasca received a BA from Boston College in 1985, a Masters Degree in Tax Law from New York University in 1989, and her Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988. She has been admitted to practice in all courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, and the United States Tax Court.

Prior to joining The Knoer Group PLLC, Ms. Nasca served as Chief Legal Counsel to the Office of Strategic Planning for the City of Buffalo, and as General Counsel to the Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corporation and the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation. In addition, she was the Environmental Director for the City of Buffalo, responsible for the investigation and remediation of municipally-owned Brownfield and hazardous waste sites. During her tenure as an attorney for the City and its development agencies, Ms. Nasca was responsible for negotiating contracts with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the State of New York, and the County of Erie.

She is a member of the Environmental Law Committee of the Bar Association of Erie County, and was named to Business First’s and Buffalo Law Journal’s 2007 Who’s Who for Best Lawyers in Western New York.

Alice J. Cunningham, Esq.

email: ajcunningham@knoergroup.com 

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Alice J. Cunningham is an Associate Attorney with The Knoer Group. She concentrates her practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation with an emphasis on environmental issues.

Ms. Cunningham attended Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. In law school, Ms. Cunningham worked as a Student Attorney for the Immigration Law, Education & Advocacy Project (ILEAP) of Catholic Social Services in Massachusetts. She received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her work as a Student Attorney in the Roger Williams University Immigration Clinic. Ms. Cunningham also received the Association of Corporate Counsel, Northeast Chapter Law Student Ethics Award in 2014. Ms. Cunningham graduated cum laude from SUNY at Buffalo State College received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Ms. Cunningham also studied Spanish at the AIP Language Institute in Valencia, Spain, receiving a Certificate for International Spanish Level B1+.

Ms. Cunningham is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, the New York State Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Western New York. She is admitted to practice in New York as well as in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

Colin M. Knoer, Esq.

email: cknoer@knoergroup.com 

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Mr. Knoer earned a BA in English and Political Science with a concentration in public law from the University at Buffalo in 2013. In 2019 he earned his Juris Doctorate and graduated summa cum laude from the University at Buffalo School of Law with a concentration in Environmental Law. He served as an Articles Editor for the Buffalo Law Review, a Desmond Competition Chair on the Buffalo Moot Court Board, and president of the Buffalo Performing Arts Law Society. Mr. Knoer was granted the Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law and was recognized for outstanding achievement in his role as a student attorney with the School of Law’s Environmental Advocacy Clinic. He also received awards for outstanding performance in Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Civil Procedure. Mr. Knoer is a member of the Order of Barristers and the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Knoer was employed at The Knoer Group, PLLC as a legal assistant from 2013 to 2016, and as a summer associate in 2017 and 2018. He is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.