Petroleum and Environmental Law

What Sets Us Apart in Petroleum and Environmental Law

Nicholas J. Damadeo, P.C. is distinguished by its significant successes on behalf of clients in the areas of petroleum and environmental law. As an advocate for heating oil companies, petroleum storage terminals, and gasoline service stations, Mr. Damadeo has represented such trade organizations as New York Oil Heating Association, Oil Heat Institute of Long Island, and Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council. He has also represented such companies as General Utilities, Inc., Swezey Fuel Co., Inc., Romanelli & Son. Inc., Petro, Inc., Slomin’s, Inc, American Energy Coalition, and many other heating oil companies and gasoline service stations.

While associates, paralegals and clerks may provide support behind the scenes, clients always work directly with our principal attorney, Nicholas J. Damadeo, and are represented by him directly, in all matters.

A sample of notable achievements in this arena include:

oil drums
Audell Petroleum Corp. v. New York State Tax Commissioner NY 2d 818 (1987)
Eliminated the sales tax on customer lists, saving clients millions of dollars in the acquisition of new business.

oil drums   State of New York v. Speonk Fuel, Inc., 3 NY 3d 720 (2004)
Established the statute of limitations on the State’s recovery of cleanup removal costs for petroleum discharges, saving clients millions of dollars in environmental remediation costs.

tugboat   Town of Oyster Bay v. Commander Oil Corporation, 96 NY 2d 566 (2001)
Established an adjacent landowner’s right to dredge government owned navigable waters to maintain access for barge traffic.

tanks   Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council, Inc. v. Town of Warwick, 7 AD2d 572 (2nd Dept. 2004); Oil Heat Institute of Long Island v. Town of Babylon, 156 A.D. 2d 352 (2nd Dept. 1989)
Established State preemption of Town laws regulating petroleum storage tanks.

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