Rich Stanton is a grateful graduate of The University of Miami School of Law, He has over thirty five years experience in municipal law, and has successfully handled many complex land use and environmental matters. Early in his career he helped defend the City of Niagara Falls’ interests arising out of a private parties disposal of approximately 41,000 tons of chemical waste in what was in an urban channel, and is now known as the Love Canal, after the land was subsequently sold by industry for a redevelopment purpose, that was permitted. After assisting that municipality address the collateral impacts of the colossally poor land use decision, his practice advanced to representing municipalities, developers, and citizen groups on complex permitting, and zoning matters, where land use impacts are examined and often litigated. He has a a passion for preserving and/or reincorporating nature into the urban environment, and enjoying nature where we can observe it. He enjoys assisting in redevelopment projects which improve the human environment.