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 has been 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 Erie County Bar Association, and was named to Business First’s and Buffalo Law Journal’s 2007 Who’s Who for Best Lawyers in Western New York.

Chanel T. McCarthy

email: cmccarthy@knoergroup.com

CHANEL T. MCCARTHY, ESQ. concentrates her practice in the area of commercial litigation, including matters of contract, real property, insurance, administrative compliance, and employment.  Ms. McCarthy regularly handles matters involving State Liquor Authority investigations, violations, and a variety of licensing matters.  She has significant experience with specific business licensing and employment issues affecting the hospitality industry.  She also has particular familiarity with the evolving concept of diminished value damages in New York State.  Ms. McCarthy handles cases in City, County, Supreme, and Appellate Court.  In addition, Ms. McCarthy regularly assists clients with various estate and trust matters.

Ms. McCarthy is admitted to practice in all Courts of New  York State as well as Federal and Bankruptcy Courts.  She has been with the firm for over 10 years as both a law clerk and a lawyer after receiving her Juris Doctorate from the State of New York at Buffalo School of Law.

Chanel is a founding board member and officer of the Transplant Miracles Foundation, Inc. (TMF).  She is a member of the Bar Associations of Erie County and New York State.  She has presented CLE programs regarding attorneys’ use of technology in the practice of law, and their ethical obligations in using technology.