Greta Katrin Kolcon

Greta Katrin Kolcon

Partner, Litigation-Mediation-Risk Management, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
  • Environmental Law, Appeals & Appellate, Employment Law...
  • New York
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Summary

Practical, pragmatic advice and representation offered to clients to resolve real world complex problems.
Thoughtful dispute resolution and mediation services offered to litigants and their counsel.
Cost-effective strategies.
Depth of experience.
Individual focus.

The art of representing people.

Practice Areas
  • Environmental Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Employment Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Products Liability
  • Agricultural Law
  • Construction Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Business Law
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
2nd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Current
Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (1994)
Honors: Cum Laude
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1991) | Literature, Science & the Arts
Honors: With Distinction
Awards
Crennel-Branch Award
Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys
The Award honors untiring and exemplary dedication to the organization. The Award is named in honor of Rochester's first woman attorney and first woman judge.
Attorney of the Year - Leaders in Law
The Daily Record
This Award honors attorneys who have shown tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.
Professional Associations
Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
President-Elect
Current
Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys
Past President
Current
New York State Bar # 2651859
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Common Law Equity Defeats Florida's Homestead Exemption
Florida Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Basics of Environmental Law 2018, Buffalo, New York
New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
Certifications
Certified Mediator
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Thousands of rr ties on property in Ontario Co NY purchased approx 10 years ago.
A: Historically, railroad ties were often treated with creosote to preserve wood from rotting quickly. The EPA has determined that coal tar creosote is a probable human carcinogen, meaning that it is an agent directly involved in causing cancer. Although there are special rules for railroads and utilities, in general in New York, railroad ties treated with creosote cannot be sold, burned, or disposed of unless in compliance with a permitted facility. This link will take you to the NYSDEC's page which discusses the current law: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/42394.html. The issue as to who would be responsible for disposal of the railroad ties on your property may be complex, and would likely involve a review of the terms of your property purchase and specific factual issues regarding the current and historical use and operation of the property, as well as communications received from the NYSDEC and/or EPA, if any. DISCLAIMER: This answer is not intended to provide specific legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
700 Crossroads Building
2 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
USA
Toll-Free: (585) 987-2800