Municipal Law

Municipalities face a wide variety of legal issues and needs such as litigation prosecution and defense, contract negotiation, legislation drafting, and board representation. Our attorneys are experienced in representing Town Boards, Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeals, and have extensive knowledge of the unique provisions of New York State Law governing local government entities. The legal issues we have undertaken for municipalities include:

  • Luther Forest Technology Campus/Global Foundries Related Issues
  • Land Use Planning & Zoning Issues (including, but not limited to, issues related to junkyards, mobile home parks & railroads)
  • GEIS & Zoning Code Rewrites
  • Eminent Domain
  • Emergency Services Issues
  • Water & Sewer District Formation, including Utility Easements & Relocation
  • Infrastructure & Roadway Projects
  • Tax Assessment Challenges
  • General Counsel for Various Municipal Boards & Committees
  • Code Enforcement & Animal Control Representation
  • Article 78 Litigation, Including Freedom of Information Law Litigation
  • Competitive Bidding/Contract negotiations
  • Ethics Codes & Opinions
  • Highway Permits
  • Cell Tower Legislation Drafting
  • Union Negotiations & Employee Discipline Issues