Mr. Parisi is the head of our Environmental Practice Group, co-chair of our Cemetery Law Group and a member of the Litigation, and Toxic Tort and Complex Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Parisi is a former member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Parisi has represented several major companies in complex commercial, toxic tort, products liability and environmental contamination actions filed throughout the United States. He represented a multi-state petroleum distributor in a mass tort, product liability multi-district litigation pending in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Parisi has also represented area municipalities, corporations and individuals in environmental and zoning disputes, including CERCLA “Superfund” cost recovery actions, RCRA, Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act lawsuits, and cases involving other local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations. Mr. Parisi has also represented national retail stores, area businesses, municipalities and individuals in commercial business disputes in state and federal court. In addition, Mr. Parisi has represented several area cemeteries and individuals with respect to burial and other cemetery issues. Mr. Parisi has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts and is experienced in mediation and alternate dispute resolution in environmental, construction and general civil matters.
Mr. Parisi is also President, Chief Executive Officer and Counsel to Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.
- Pace University School of Law, J.D., Certificate in Environmental Law, 1993
- Environmental Law Review
- Union College, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1990
- New York
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- New York State Bar Association, Environmental Section
- Westchester County Bar Association
- Recognized as a “Rising Star,” one of Westchester County’s “Forty under Forty” by the Business Council of Westchester
- Author, Cancerphobia: the Fear and the Decision, New York State Bar Association Journal – March/April, 1995, Vol 67, No. 3.
- Co-author: First Things First: Addressing Burial and Cemetery Issues, NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter – Winter 2017, Vol 50, No. 4.
- Somers (NY) Library Foundation: President (2015-2018); Vice President – 2012-2015, 2018-present
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Shrub Oak, New York: Parish Council; CYO Basketball Coordinator – 2014-2020
- Mount Hope Cemetery Association, Board of Trustees – 2018 through 2020
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – Former Intern
- Successfully represented gasoline distributor and supplier in a multi-state mass tort, product liability multidistrict litigation in the Southern District of New York (In re: MTBE Multi District Litigation).
- Successfully obtained a defense verdict for a municipal client dismissing an adverse employment action claim asserting a violation of the plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights to Freedom of Speech in federal district court.
- Currently representing regional gasoline real estate company in multiple litigations in federal and state court involving allegations of discharges of gasoline.
- Currently representing municipal client in numerous litigation matters including the prosecution of a mass tort claim, as well as eminent domain, condemnation and litigation matters.
- Currently representing area cemeteries with respect to regulatory compliance, environmental and land use issues.
- Successfully represented major national petroleum company and regional gasoline distributor and supplier in multiple litigations throughout New York state in actions involving allegations of discharges of petroleum and other contaminants.
- Successfully represented defendants/global leaders in the development of process solutions for the semiconductor and life science industries in toxic tort “clean room” birth defect litigation pending in Delaware State Court.
- Successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in cost recovery actions pending in federal and state court brought pursuant to CERCLA, RCRA and other federal environmental statutes.