Charlotte Biblow is a Partner at Farrel Fritz in the firm’s Litigation, Land Use and Municipal Law Department and heads the firm’s Environmental Law Practice Group. Ms. Biblow joined Farrell Fritz in 2003. Ms. Biblow concentrates her practice in environmental law, land use, municipal law and commercial litigation. She represents clients in environmental and land use litigation in both federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. She had been lead trial counsel in both jury and non-jury trials. Ms. Biblow counsels clients about environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and investigation and remediation of environmentally impacted properties, such as brownfields sites, superfund sites and petroleum contamination sites. She is an experienced negotiator with federal, state and municipal environmental and land use regulators. Ms. Biblow also represents governments and private developers in these areas of law, and provides counseling on land use and environmental/SEQRA issues. Ms. Biblow also represents corporations, individuals and financial institutions in business transactions involving environmental due diligence, audits, and regulations as they relate to business transactions.
Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Ms. Biblow was a Partner at the law firm of Rivkin Radler LLP in the Business Litigation/Appeals Unit and headed that firm’s Environmental, Science and Technology Litigation Practice Group. She represented clients in all phases of civil litigation in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies with emphasis on environmental law, toxic torts, products liability, hazardous waste matters and commercial litigation. She also represented clients before governmental agencies regarding issues of regulatory compliance. Ms. Biblow started her legal career at the Law Department of the City of New York, as an assistant corporation counsel and was promoted to Deputy Assistant Chief of the General Litigation Division. During her time with the Law Department, Ms. Biblow conducted all phases of civil litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. She argued appeals before the New York State Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division, First and Second Departments. She was lead defense counsel in a major class action and was lead counsel in several jury and non-jury trials. Her areas of practice included environmental, civil rights, employment discrimination, labor, pensions, education, constitutional, personnel matters, and utility regulation.
Ms. Biblow received her Juris Doctor Degree from St. John’s University School of Law. She received a Master of Science in Environmental Health Science from Hunter College, which she attended on a teaching fellowship, and a Bachelor of Science Degree cum laude in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Biblow was a doctoral student at Rutgers University in the Department of Environmental Sciences, which she attended on a teaching fellowship.
Ms. Biblow is admitted to the New York State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association. Ms. Biblow is a founding member of the Action Committee For The Environment, an affiliate of Sustainable Long Island.
Ms. Biblow has been an active board member of the American Heart Association – Long Island Region since 1993. In 2005, she was awarded the American Heart Association’s James W. Dowling Award for outstanding service in advancing the heart program and stimulating public support to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. In May 2006, she was elected to the board of the Long Island Fund for Women and Girls. In March 2007, Ms. Biblow was honored by The Queens Courier and Queens Business Today as female “Professional of the Year”. Long Island Business News selected Ms. Biblow as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Women in Business in 2007.
Ms. Biblow has published several articles and has made presentations on a variety of topics, including brownfields, environmental law, SEQRA, the impact of environmental law on real estate transfers, toxic torts, lead poisoning litigation, mold litigation, electromagnetic field litigation, natural resources damage assessments, biotechnology and indoor air pollution.