Alan concentrates his law practice in environmental, municipal, land use and real estate law, and civil litigation and appeals. He represents businesses, developers, municipalities, landowners and citizens on issues including hazardous waste and petroleum spill cleanup, brownfield development, environmental impact review, water pollution and wetlands, zoning and planning, project siting, alternative energy, municipal law, and commercial real estate.

Mr. Knauf is designated by Best Lawyers in America® as the Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020 in Rochester, NY (his fifth “Lawyer of the Year” designation). Mr. Knauf is listed in Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Land Use and Zoning Litigation. He is also listed with Super Lawyers in the areas of Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Land Use/Zoning Law and Real Estate Law. Mr. Knauf was also recognized as a Leader in Law by the Daily Record.