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Serving Suffolk County & the East End of Long Island

PHONE: 631-723-2341

Southampton, East Hampton, Southold, Riverhead,

Shelter Island,  and Brookhaven


Carolyn Zenk, Attorney at Law, has gained tremendous expertise while practicing law for

30 years. She was the General Counsel for Group for the East End, a leading environmental advocacy organization, for 10 years full-time. She is considered by many to be the top environmental attorney on Long Island. Vice President Al Gore awarded her the prestigious Champion of the Environment award. Her accomplishments are outstanding. Attorney Zenk represented over a dozen civic organizations and presented an amicus curiae brief, which resulted in the historic Pine Barrens Act, which protects Long Island's drinking water. This is one of the many accomplishments of Carolyn Zenk.

     Carolyn Zenk was a key leader on the following issues: 


  • Stopped incinerators on East End of Long Island

  • Up-zoned one third Southampton to 5 acre zone

  • East Hampton’s Harbor Protection Overlay District Law

  • Preserved Wildwood Lake, Flanders

  • Historic Pine Barrens lawsuit, Suffolk County, NY

  • Preserved farmland in Southampton Town

  • Brought community theater to blighted downtown area in Hampton Bays, NY

  • Preserved the Long Pond Greenbelt, Bridgehampton

Carolyn Zenk's Environmental Accomplishments

Links to Ms. Zenk's Environmental Articles

"As a colleague-in-arms to protect our dwindling natural resources, our groundwater, surface waters, wetlands, shoreline, and open spaces-Carolyn has battled long and hard in many cases and before many Town Agencies to the East End's benefit."

- Larry Penny, East Hampton's Director of Natural Resources

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"Carolyn... There's no one in the Hamptons & on the East End of Long Island in the same class of expertise in Environmental Law & Advocacy as you!"

- S.P. Client

Long Island Monthly Magazine Local Heroes

"There is another kind of hero - the local hero who is defined by hope, strength, and caring. Local heroes battle to preserve the environment. Theirs is an unqualified commitment to making a difference in other people's lives."


- Long Island Monthly Magazine

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EAST END's leading Environmental Attorney and

Advocate for over 25 years

Environmental Law & Advocacy