Urs Broderick Furrer, Partner

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Mr. Furrer’s practice focuses on the defense of claims for property damage and the recovery of cleanup costs associated with petroleum spills at service stations, terminals and pipelines as well as counseling clients to assist them in reducing their environmental liability. It also focuses on the representation and counseling of corporate clients in franchisee disputes under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act and in all other aspects of the petroleum industry. 

Mr. Furrer also counsels clients on reducing the environmental exposure associated with the operation of retail service stations and assists clients on various commercial matters. He has been a guest lecturer at several Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers Association of America (SIGMA) meetings and recently published an article in The New York Environmental Lawyer entitled Pre-Emptive Measures to Reduce Environmental Exposure.  Mr. Furrer served as Councilmen for the Town of Mount Pleasant from 1993 until 2005.


J.D., Pace University School of Law (1991) B.A., Manhattan College (1988) Political Science Economics



Supreme Court of the United States
State Bar of New York
Federal District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York
State Bar of Connecticut
Federal District Court of Connecticut
State Bar of New Jersey
Federal District Court of New Jersey
State Bar of Massachusetts
Federal District Court of Massachusetts
State Bar of Pennsylvania
Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
State Bar of Virginia


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Committee and Petroleum Spills Task Force
Westchester County Bar Association
Federal Bar Council
Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America


Wade, M.J. and Furrer, U.B. (2018) The Scientist as an Advocate: When and When Not. Journal of Environmental Protection, 9, 501-507.


Conflicts of Interest Issues in Multi-Party Disputes, Dioxin Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, 2017

The Scientist as an Advocate: When and When Not, International Network of Environmental Forensics Conference, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China, 2017

Underground Storage Tanks: Regulations and Liabilities, SIGMA, Boston, MA, 2015

Understanding the Fundamentals Of Downstream Litigation For Distributors/Jobbers, SIGMA, Scottsdale, AZ, 2013

Mitigating Environmental Litigation: The Essentials of Tank, Line and Dispenser Ownership- Be Pre-Emptive, SIGMA, Tucson, AZ, 2010

The Peer Reviewed Technical Literature and the Litigation Process, International Network of Environmental Forensics, Salt Lake City, UT, 2018