Land Use And Zoning And Municipal Violations
Gerard Glass has been providing both municipalities’ property owners and tenants with experienced counsel and representation. We have prosecuted and defended thousands of town violations and village violations in state and local courts.
Our firm solves municipal legal matters as efficiently and effectively as possible. We have served as general and special counsel to boards of trustees’ planning and zoning boards and fire departments for a number of municipalities. Many of our cases have been reported or commented on professionally in legal publications and the news media. Our firm has a keen understanding of many of the issues that municipalities and private parties face and works to help them reach practical solutions that best serve their needs.
Land Use And Zoning
Some of the types of cases we handle include:
- Applications for zoning changes, special permits, zoning variances, site plan approvals
- Interpreting land use regulations
- Article 78 proceedings involving actions of local governments and zoning boards
- Defense of municipal violations
- Eminent domain proceedings
- Easements and boundary line disputes
- Contract dispute matters
- Adverse possession
Town And Village Code Violations
We defend landowners and tenants accused of municipal code violations. Whether it be an illegal multifamily, a rental permit violation, or any other complaint in a residential or commercial setting, Gerard Glass & Associates, P.C., is well-qualified to defend you. We regularly appear in the District Courts of the Towns of Babylon and Islip and the Village Justice Courts of Babylon, Lindenhurst and Amityville, as well as numerous other venues. Our firm has tried hundreds of cases, as well as acted as special counsel and served as prosecutor for a number of municipalities. We are often called upon to lecture on various land use and code compliance topics for industry professionals. Gerard Glass & Associates, P.C., knows the players and understands the intricacies of defending town and village violations. Town of Babylon code violations are our specialty. If you have a code problem, consider the benefits a veteran defense firm such as Gerard Glass & Associates, P.C., can provide.
Having handled many cases through litigation, our firm is able to aggressively pursue a court decision in any municipal case. Though it may be possible to achieve a settlement or negotiate an end to the case out of court, we are skilled trial attorneys with a great deal of experience working in courtrooms and are able to provide cost-effective litigation services to municipalities and other government entities.