Cindy Monaco has been with The West Firm since 2011. She regularly works for municipal, industrial, commercial and energy clients on a broad range of environmental and land use matters involving siting, permitting, compliance, civil and administrative litigation, and general regulatory issues. Her twenty years’ legal experience includes work for clients involved with large scale project development in a variety of areas, including municipal facilities, solid and hazardous waste management, power generation, mining, and water regulation for recreational facilities.
Cindy also has expertise in the application of a number of general environmental review statutes, including the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act and Coastal Management Program, as well as their federal counterparts. She likewise has experience in the application of a broad array of other state and federal environmental regulatory programs and frequently assists clients with their submissions to regulatory agencies in the permitting, compliance and enforcement contexts.
Finally, Cindy has particular expertise in appellate advocacy. In this capacity, she has worked on a vast array of matters in the environmental arena, including suits involving application of State and federal statutes, as well as novel questions of State law.. She has also worked on a variety of other administrative and civil matters for her clients, including contract interpretation issues, labor/prevailing wage issues, and arbitration issues.