James Periconi’s practice focuses almost equally on commercial property transaction counseling, environmental litigation and regulatory matters. His developer and property-owning clients prize the creative, innovative ways he brings even difficult deals to a successful conclusion. He has reduced fines dramatically in significant EPA enforcement matters for public companies to below materiality thresholds. He has had substantial experience representing defendants in governmental actions brought for remediation of Superfund and other contaminated sites, and for prosecution and defense of private cost recovery actions for such sites (most recently, successfully settling a major contribution action for half of Westchester County’s municipalities). 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.