Glass, Gerard
Gerard Glass

Glass, Gerard

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Practice Areas

  • Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Commercial Matters
  • Zoning and Real Estate Transactions
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Matters

Biography

Gerard Glass graduated from St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York in 1984 and thereafter joined the Suffolk County Attorney's Office. He was elected to the Suffolk County Legislature and served two terms representing the 13th Legislative District covering the Lindenhurst and Babylon areas. At the age of 26, although the youngest member of the Legislature, Mr. Glass served as the leader of the majority caucus. In 1987, Mr. Glass joined the firm of Glass, Lazio & Glass as managing partner. The firm was renamed Glass & Glass in 1992 when Rick Lazio was elected to the United States House of Representatives. In 2018, Gerard Glass & Associates was formed with Mr. Glass serving as the managing partner.

Representing a variety of corporate and individual clients, Mr. Glass concentrates on both residential and commercial real estate transactions, estate planning and probate administration, business transactions, landlord/tenant matters, civil litigation, and land use and zoning issues. Gerard Glass has handled thousands of real estate and business transactions and has over 35 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Mr. Glass has served as general counsel to the Village of Lindenhurst for over thirty years and is special counsel to Village of Port Jefferson. Mr. Glass also served as general counsel for the Village of Babylon from 2017 to 2021.  Moreover, he has also served as special counsel to the Villages of Amityville, Mastic Beach. He is a member of the New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts and United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York as well as the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Mr. Glass has a Martindale Hubbell peer review rating of "BV Distinguished, 4.4 out of 5", meeting "very high criteria of General Ethical Standards."

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York
    • J.D. - 1984
  • St. John's University, Queens, New York
    • B.A. - 1981

Past Positions

  • Suffolk County Attorney's Office
  • Glass, Lazio & Glass, Managing Partner
  • Glass & Glass, Managing Partner

Published Works

  • Author of Numerous Local Laws, ordinances and regulations in Suffolk County Including Co-Authorship of the "1987 Water Protection Act."

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Honors

  • Martindale Hubbell peer review rating of "BV Distinguished, 4.4 out of 5"
  • Former Suffolk legislator and majority spokesmen
  • General and special counsel to a number of municipalities