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News Regarding Gerard Glass

  • Successfully defended a commercial landlord in protecting his multi-million dollar property from a fraudulent tenant who claimed an ownership interest in the property.
  • Advised dozens of Long Island catering halls on how to navigate the impact of COVID-19 on their events.
  • Successfully defended a commercial tenant from being evicted by his landlord on a multi-million dollar property.
  • Negotiated a $6 million dollar energy savings performance initiative on behalf of the Village of Lindenhurst with Johnson Controls, a global conglomerate that specializes in energy sustainability.
  • Obtained one of the first warrants of eviction in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic despite the executive moratorium in place.
  • Successfully lifted unlawful use restrictions imposed by a Planning Board against a tea shop in the Village of Patchogue.
  • Negotiated with New York State on behalf of the Village of Lindenhurst to acquire approximately 40 properties affected by Superstorm Sandy and subsequently created the "Lot Next Door Program" to sell these properties for the Village.
  • Successfully represented the seller of a 5-location specialty medical practice in a $25 million dollar transaction.
  • Represented the purchaser of a multi-million sale for a multi-tenanted facility in downtown Babylon.
  • After a week-long trial in Suffolk County Surrogate's Court, won a verdict in favor of a Commack family valued at nearly $8,000,000.
  • Represented the seller of commercial strip centers in Hewlett, Great Neck and Cedarhurst in separate multi-million dollar sales.
  • Represented the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst in connection with the proposed re-development of the Lakeville property across from the Lindenhurst train station into a 260 units of upscale residential housing.
  • Won zoning approval for an outdoor use of a popular Babylon Village tavern and legalized its expansion.
  • Settled a professional malpractice claim against a major insurance carrier for failure to properly insure a Babylon based business.
  • Represented a substantial real estate group in acquiring numerous mixed-use parcels in Huntington and Bay Shore in separate transactions.
  • Worked with the Suffolk County Police Department and Village of Lindenhurst Code Enforcement officials, raided and shut down a North Hamilton Avenue home which had been occupied by squatters. Possession of the home was returned to its rightful owners.
  • As Special Counsel to the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson, reached favorable terms on two separate successor collective bargaining agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association.
  • After an extensive arbitration hearing, won an award of over $475,000.00, representing a local contractor in a construction contract dispute with a commercial property owner.
  • After a 4-day jury trial won an acquittal for a Patchogue man on the top count of DWI. The police claimed the Defendant had a 2.2 blood alcohol reading.
  • Won separate dismissals charging Babylon Town landowners with Town Code violations.
  • Represented a Bay Shore homeowner who was sued by his neighbor over a disputed waterfront easement. The case settled in a non-jury trial in Suffolk County Supreme Court with the Defendant homeowner being paid $125,000.00 on his counterclaim from the suing neighbor.
  • Represented the seller of a Wyandanch plumbing supply facility in a multi-million dollar sale of land and business.
  • Obtained zoning approvals from the Town of Islip on behalf of Catholic Health Services of Long Island for a controversial multimillion dollar back up emergency generator project at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip.
  • Successfully negotiated a lease and won zoning approval from the Town of Babylon for the new West Babylon Crunch Gym.
  • Represented the seller of a local self-storage facility in Oakdale in a multi-million dollar sale.
  • Successfully negotiated a lease for a new Bellmore location for a Crunch Gym.
  • Represented the seller of a Franklin Square limousine facility in a multi-million dollar sale.
  • In a contested battle involving complaining neighboring landowners, won zoning approval from the Village of Babylon to permit the expansion of a Babylon Village waterfront restaurant.
  • Represented the seller of a local self-storage facility in Islandia in a multi-million dollar sale.
  • Coordinated with the Suffolk County Police Department and Village of Lindenhurst Code Enforcement officials and raided and shut down a Nevada Street home. A number of squatters who were drug dealing in this quiet residential neighborhood were ejected, and possession was returned to the rightful owners.
  • Served as broker and attorney for a local landlord in connection with two separate leases with national and regional tenants valued at over $2,000,000.00.