J. Kevin Healy

J. Kevin Healy

J. Kevin Healy

Partner Member of Bryan Cave's Environmental and the Real Estate Client Service Groups

Kevin Healy is a member of the Environmental and the Real Estate Client Service Groups.  He was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 2002 to 2005.

Mr. Healy has practiced environmental and land use law for more than 40  years with 12 of those years  devoted to public service.  He has represented public and private clients in regulatory and permitting matters under the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Clean Water Act and other environmental statutory programs. His clients have included industrial and commercial corporations, and major New York utilities, railroads, public authorities and municipalities.

Mr. Healy has represented clients in the environmental impact review and associated permitting for a number of major projects in New York City, including the repowering of the East River Generating Station in Manhattan, the Second Avenue Subway, the conversion of the Farley Post Office building into a new railway station and the connection of the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Terminal.

During the course of his career in public service, Mr. Healy served as general counsel to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and in that capacity was one of New York’s two lead negotiators in a multi-state dispute over the City’s diversions from the Delaware River Basin during times of drought.  The “Good Faith Agreement” that emerged from those negotiations remains in effect today.

Mr. Healy served as Special Master under a federal court order directing the County of Westchester, New York to cease the practice of ocean dumping in the New York Bight.  He has co-chaired the Global Climate Change committee of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association for more than 20 years; served as a member of several State and City task forces on climate change, and has lectured and written extensively on the subject.