MANAGING PARTNER, ALBANY OFFICE
Project Development & Environmental
John L. Barone has practiced for over 20 years concentrating on environmental, real estate, contracts, municipal and administrative law; which includes litigation and transactional affairs. Prior to his move to Albany, John practiced in New York City with both private law offices and as in-house counsel. Throughout his career, he has managed a broad spectrum of matters including environmental compliance and permitting relating to industrial and commercial activities; environmental nuisance and real property damage claims; SEQRA actions; tax certiorari claims; and commercial real estate, leasing, conveyance of easements (e.g., conservation easements and DEC environmental easements) and other transactions.
John is licensed to practice in the State of New York, the Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association. John received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and B.A. from Binghamton University.
John currently serves on the Board of the NY Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. John formerly served on the Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature) Board and remains engaged with the organization’s Stewardship Committee. He also formerly served on the Board of the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. as the Vice-President of Conservation and passionately spearheaded several advocacy campaigns to protect the fly fishing waters of the Catskills Region of New York. John has authored various articles related to his interests with environmental and real estate issues; including an article titled “This Is My Land,” regarding natural gas development and more recently, an article titled “Rise of Ghosts: The Fight to Save The East’s Coastal Forests,” published in 2022 by MeatEater, Inc., concerning climate change.
John is married and has a daughter. He enjoys spending his free time taking advantage of New York’s remarkable outdoor resources and is an avid sportsman.