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Pamela R. Esterman

Pamela R. Esterman

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Special Professor of Law

B.S., University of New Hampshire
M.S., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law

Phone: 646-378-7212
Email: Pamela.R.Esterman@hofstra.edu


Pamela Esterman has practiced environmental law for over thirty years with the law firm of Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C. in New York City. Her experience at the firm includes handling the environmental aspects of business and real estate transactions, litigating complex multi-party hazardous waste cases, obtaining permits and approvals for large-scale development projects and compliance related matters. She regularly counsels on issues pertaining to attorney ethics and professional responsibility. Ms. Esterman also focuses on alternative dispute resolution and has served for more than 20 years as an active mediator on various federal and state court mediation panels. She has helped parties to resolve hundreds of disputes including business/commercial, construction, environmental, land use, employment discrimination, FLSA, toxic tort, personal injury and civil rights matters.

Ms. Esterman has served for over 20 years as the co-planning chair of the annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Conference in Washington, D.C. She previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Pace University School of Law where she taught Environmental Dispute Resolution. Ms. Esterman lectures frequently and has developed numerous seminars on topics relating to environmental law, ethics, and alternative dispute resolution. She has published more than 40 commentary articles and book chapters on these topics as well. She is an active member of ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.