Sarah K. Spencer

Sarah K. Spencer

Associate

Office

Practice Groups

Sarah K. Spencer, an associate in the firm’s General Liability, Toxic Tort, Construction, and Environmental Practice Groups, possesses a deep and varied background in environmental law and policy, resource management, and land use, which significantly informs her practice at Goldberg Segalla.

Sarah previously worked as an environmental analyst and technical writer, performing site inspections and preparing hundreds of environmental reports for commercial, industrial, and residential properties. She has also served as a legal intern with the New York State Attorney General’s Office Environmental Protection Bureau in Buffalo, and later as a legal and scientific intern in the New York State Attorney General’s Office in Syracuse.

Prior to receiving her law degree from Syracuse University School of Law, Sarah earned a bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Policy from the University at Buffalo. She later went on to earn concurrent degrees in law and forest and natural resource management:, graduating magna cum laude from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, where she also served as executive editor of the Syracuse Law Review. While at law school, Sarah interned with the Hon. Eugene M. Fahey in the New York State Court of Appeals and served as research assistant to Syracuse University’s Professor Robin Paul Malloy.

Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
Education
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2016
  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, M.P.S., magna cum laude, 2016
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 2012
Publications
  • "Sidewalks and the Americans with Disabilities Act" (co-author), Zoning and Planning Law Reports, April 2018
  • "Land Use Law and Sidewalk Requirements Under the Americans With Disabilities Act," ABA Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Journal, Winter 2017
Presentations
  • "Sidewalk Requirements Under the Americans With Disabilities Act," Issues in Local Zoning CE Seminar, Dewitt, NY, April 2016
  • "Accessory Uses," Issues in Local Zoning CE Seminar, Dewitt, NY, May 2015