Richard G. Leland is a real estate partner resident in Fried Frank's New
York office. He joined the firm as a partner in 2007. Mr.
Leland has over 30 years of experience as an environmental lawyer and
litigator, specializing in the environmental aspects of real estate
development and land use. He works with a variety of clients,
including real estate developers, energy companies, non-profit
organizations and public authorities. He counsels clients on a wide
variety of environmental matters, including environmental impact,
regulatory and transactional counseling and "Brownfield,"
matters. Mr. Leland is also an experienced land use and
Mr. Leland is a Special Professor of Environmental Law and Land Use at the Hofstra University School of Law, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School and has been a lecturer at various CLE programs, including programs sponsored by the City Bar Association.
Honors & Awards
Mr. Leland is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Environment. He also is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Real Estate and Construction: New York: Land Use and Zoning.
Special Professor of Law, Hofstra University
Chairman, Environmental Committee, Real Estate Board of New York, Inc.
Member, Environmental Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, Environmental Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Environmental Law Section, New York State Bar Association
Member, Transportation Committee, Real Estate Board of New York, Inc.
From 1976 – 1979 he served as Law Secretary to the Honorable Douglas F. Young, Supreme Court of Nassau County.
Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions
New York; Supreme Court of the United States; United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Eastern District of New York; Southern District of New York; Northern District of New York