Fred graduated from New York University in 1968, and then joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Liberia. From 1968 - 1971, he taught fifth and sixth grades in all subjects, and pre-schoolers to speak English, in Jondu, a remote village that lacked electricity, running water, and stores. Initially lacking resources, Fred wrote his own science, health and history books, and recorded stories told by his students which he typed and used to teach reading. During a visit to the States after his second year as a Peace Corps volunteer, he gave slide shows and lectures at a number of elementary schools in exchange for school books which were no longer being used, and shipped them back to Jondu. Combined with other books he was able to get from U.S. A.I.D., by the time he left Liberia in December, 1971, Fred had obtained a book for every student in every grade in every subject in the Jondu Elementary School.
From February to August, 1972, while waiting to start law school, Fred worked for Environmental Analysts, Inc., an environmental consulting firm in Garden City, New York. Well before it became the norm to prepare environmental impact statements, Fred helped prepare assessments of local conditions where the firm's clients proposed to construct major products.
At Hofstra Law School, Fred published two law review articles, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He graduated with distinction in 1975, and was appointed by the United States Attorney General to the Honor Law Graduate Program at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. From September, 1975, through December 1977, Fred was assigned to the Criminal Division, Appellate Section, of the Department. He wrote and argued appeals from cases arising out of Strike Forces in five different federal circuits, prepared memoranda in opposition to petitions for writs of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, and assisted in the preparation of a number of briefs to the Supreme Court in cases that were accepted for review.
From 1978 until 1987, Fred was an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, New York. He served in the Appeals Bureau, Felony Trial Bureau, Grand Jury Bureau, and Special Investigation Unit before he started and became the Chief of the Environmental Crime Unit. From 1984 until 1987, Fred was the only Assistant District Attorney in the State who investigated and prosecuted environmental crimes on a full-time basis.
Fred left the D.A.'s office in 1987 for the Suffolk County Attorney's Office, where he became Deputy Chief of the Federal and Civil Litigation Bureau, and served as Counsel to the Suffolk County Board of Health during a time when it was endeavoring to strengthen its ground water protection regulations. During the three years he was in the County Attorney's Office, Fred also taught Environmental Law at Touro Law School as an Adjunct Professor.
In May, 1990, Fred left the County for private practice with Cahn Wishod & Lamb (now, Lamb & Barnosky, LLP), in Melville, New York, where he focused on environmental and municipal litigation. In 1998, Fred withdrew from the firm to open his own office, the Environmental and Land Use Practice Group of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, but returned to Lamb & Barnosky in March, 2005 to head its Environmental and Land Use Practice Group. The decision to leave once again on July 1, 2008 to re-open his own firm was a difficult one, but was made in order to be able to accept all categories of environmental cases, something Fred was unable to do at Lamb & Barnosky because of conflicts of interest with municipal clients of the firm.
Fred is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Suffolk County Bar Association, and has served as co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association's Environmental Law Committee on many different occasions. He is also a Director of the Hauppauge Industrial Association ( "HIA-LI", a Long Island-wide business organization with almost 900 members), and served as co-chair of the HIA's Environmental Committee for more than ten years. He resigned to allow “new blood” to become involved with the Environmental Committee, and now is the liaison of the Board of Directors to the Environmental Committee. In addition, Fred is an active member of the Long Island Association's Energy and Environment Committee. He lectures frequently to County and State Bar Associations on a wide variety of environmental law and practice issues, and returned to Touro Law School to teach Environmental Law as an Adjunct Professor in the Spring of 2008.
Fred has resided in Fort Salonga with his wife, Lynne Adair Kramer, since 1978. Lynne, one of New York's most outstanding matrimonial law practitioners, completed her term as President of the Suffolk County Bar Association in May, 2003 (only the second woman to serve as president in 98 years). She is the Director of the Court Observation Program at the Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg College of Law, and teaches a variety of courses at Touro as an Adjunct Professor. Lynne is of counsel to the firm of Rubin & Rosenblum, LLP. Fred and Lynne have two wonderful sons, Joshua Kramer-Eisenbud, who resides in Manhattan, and Benjamin Kramer-Eisenbud, who lives in Kew Gardens, Queens. They are respectively the oldest and youngest Kramer-Eisenbuds in the world.
Areas of Practice
- Environmental Law and Litigation
- Complex Civil Litigation
- Environmental Cost Recovery Litigation (CERCLA/Petroleum)
- Brownfields Applications
- Assistance with Environmental Cleanups
- Environmental Insurance Claims
- State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
- Federal (EPA), State (DEC) and Local (Health Departments) Violations Defense
- Environmental Permit Issues
- Environmental Crimes Defense
- Environmental Problems in Commercial Real Estate Transactions
- New York, 1976
- Washington, 1975
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1986
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1986
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1976
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1976
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1975
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1975
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
- Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
- Honors: With Distinction
- Law Review: Hofstra Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1973 - 1975
- New York University, University College of Art and Science, Bronx, New York
- B.A. - 1968
- Honors: Class President Freshmen and Junior Years
- Major: Psychology
- “Representing a Buyer in a Residential Real Estate Transaction: Environmental Factors”, Suffolk County Bar Association, March 15, 2012.
- “Buying and Selling Commercial Real Estate – Environmental Considerations”, SCBA, May 14, 2010.
- “New York’s Brownfields Program: Problems and Possible Solutions”, Nassau County Bar Association, 2010 Brownfields Conference, March 15, 2010.
- “Actions to Recover Costs Due to Well Contamination,” American Water Works Association, New York Chapter, September 30, 2009.
- "NYS DEC Tidal and Freshwater Wetlands Permits", SCBA, May 7, 2008
- "Underground Oil Tanks and the Havoc They Wreak: Navigating the New York Navigation Law", SCBA, May 29, 2008
- New York State: A Brief Overview Of How You Can Get Into Trouble on the Job”, Long Island Association of Professional Geologists, November 20, 2008.
- “Identifying and Resolving Environmental Issues,” Lehreman Seminars, March 30, 2006.
- "Nuts and Bolts of the Administration and Enforcement of Land Use Laws and Regulations - SEQRA Practice Points and Tips", NYSBA, June 3, 2005
- "Bridge the Gap - Environmental Law", SCBA, lecture to newly admitted attorneys, annually, 2007 – 2012.
- "New York Land Use: Current Issues in Subdivision and Zoning Law (Environmental Concerns for Developers)", National Business Institute, July 9, 2003
- "New York Environmental Law Practical Skills", NYSBA
- "Administrative Practice Before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation", NYSBA
- "Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions and Litigation Strategies", NYSBA
- "New York Environmental Law Update", SCBA
- "Practice Before the Suffolk County Department of Health Services", SCBA
- "Cost Recovery Litigation in CERCLA and Navigation Law Litigation", SCBA
- Adjunct Professor in Environmental Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg College of Law, 1987 – 1988, 1990 – 1991, 2008.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Hauppauge Industrial Association, Director
- Hauppauge Industrial Association, Co-Chair, Environmental Committee (1998 – 2009); Liaison to Environmental Committee for Board of Directors (2009 - __).
- Long Island Association's Energy and Environment Committee, Member
- Action Long Island, Environmental and Energy Committee, Member
Past Employment Positions
- United States Peace Corps, Liberia, West Africa, Volunteer, Liberia, 1968 - 1971
- Environmental Analysts, Inc.Garden City, NY, 1972
- U.S. Attorney General's Program for Honor Law Graduates, Criminal Division, Appellate Section, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1975 - 1977
- Suffolk County, New York, Assistant District Attorney, 1978 - 1986
- Suffolk County, New York, Chief, Environmental Crime Unit, 1984 - 1986
- Suffolk County, New York, Department of Law, Environmental Law Unit, Deputy Chief, General and Federal Litigation Bureau and Chief, 1987 - 1990
- Cahn Wishod & Lamb, LLP, Melville, New York, Special Investigation Unit, 1990 - 1998
- Cahn Wishod & Lamb, LLP, Melville, New York, Partner, 1992 - 1998
- Environmental and Land Use Practice Group of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, 1998 - 2005
- Lamb & Barnosky, Partner and Head of Environmental and Land Use Practice Group, 2005 - 2008
- Cahn, Wishod & Lamb, 1990 - 1998
- Phi Epsilon Pi