Municipal Law: Serving Municipalities, Boards, Industrial Development Agencies and Local Development Corporations

Our office has and continues to serve as the attorneys for the Town of Stony Point, which Town abolished the Town Attorney’s Office in favor of hiring our Attorneys to advise them on numerous municipal matters. We serve as counsel to various Municipal Boards and Authorities, including Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeal, Industrial Development Agencies and Local Development Corporations.

We draft local laws, attend various workshop and Board meetings, prepare findings on numerous land use matters, guide clients through master plan, planning, zoning, rezoning, subdivision, variance, special permit, telecommunication, RLUIPA, SEQRA and other processes. We have defended and prosecuted numerous lawsuits, through pleading, discovery, trial and appeal, on behalf of municipalities.

We offer a unique perspective and concentration in this area having handled case and matters on both sides of the aisle and our lead attorney, Dennis E.A. Lynch, Esq., obtained the largest award of money damages in New York State on behalf of a private landowner/developer who was victimized by municipal misconduct. We have also successfully tackled various local environmental issues where federal and state agencies failed to adequate address the municipal concerns.

We have advised Municipalities, Boards, Industrial Development Agencies and Local Development Corporations in acquiring, developing, leasing and selling municipal property for development, parks, libraries, fire houses and other municipal purposes. We have handled the negotiation, contracting, bonding and referendum processes. In New York, the General Municipal Law requires public bidding for many contracts. Prevailing wage laws are also implicated. The failure to observe applicable rules for bidding can delay projects and cause liability for municipalities. The failure to pay prevailing wages to contractors and subcontractors can increase costs in unanticipated fashions. PILOT programs also offer unique potential for attractive developers into otherwise unattractive locales. We have guided our clients in preparing bid documents, contracts and obtaining the required funding for projects, as well as counseling clients on the problems that arise during the performance of the contracts. We have litigated municipal contracts through trial and appeal.

Contact Us

Please call our South Nyack Office at (845) 353-2000
for inquiries regarding our Municipal Law Practice,
or to arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers below:

Dennis E.A. Lynch, Partner
J. David MacCartney, Jr., Partner
Brian D. Nugent