Joel Sachs contributed to a New York State Bar Association article by Matthew Krumholtz “What the Biden Administration Will Mean for Lawyers” published on December 8, 2020: “I think there will be much more of an alignment between the state environmental protection efforts and the federal environmental protection efforts once the Biden administration comes into office,” said Joel Sachs of Keane and Beane. “Environmental law the past four years has been in a long, dark night, and I think with the Biden administration coming in, we’re going to be leaving that long, dark night and coming into a bright new day for environmental law.”
Joel H. Sachs represents private entities and governmental agencies in a wide variety of environmental, real estate, land development and zoning matters. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to representing municipal boards, municipalities and private clients before municipal boards and agencies throughout the State of New York in land use, zoning and environmental disputes. He serves as Construction Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Widely recognized as a leader in Environmental Law, Mr. Sachs has received a number of awards. Mr. Sachs has enjoyed the rare privilege of serving as Chair of two Sections of the New York State Bar Association, the Environmental Law Section and the Real Estate Law Section.