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News Regarding Gerard Glass

Real Estate

  • Represented the purchaser of a $4 million dollar sale for a multi-tenanted facility in downtown Babylon.
  • Represented the seller of commercial strip centers in Hewlett, Great Neck and Cedarhurst in separate multi-million dollar sales.
  • Represented a substantial real estate group in acquiring numerous mixed-use parcels in Huntington and Bay Shore in separate transactions.
  • Served as broker and attorney for a local landlord in connection with two separate leases with national and regional tenants valued at over $2 million dollars.
  • Represent the seller of a 3-acre commercial parcel of land located in Montauk in $3 million dollar sale.

Business Transactions

  • Successfully represented the seller of a 5-location specialty medical practice in a $25 million dollar transaction.
  • Represented the seller of a local self-storage facility in Oakdale in a multi-million dollar sale.
  • Represented the seller of a local self-storage facility in Islandia in a significant sale.
  • Represented the owner of a local funeral home in the sale of the business and negotiated a new lease.
  • Represented the seller of a Farmingdale bagel store in the sale of the business and lease.
  • Represented the buyer of an Italian Ice franchise in purchasing and assuming the seller’s leasehold.
  • Handled the sale of a local auto repair shop to a national chain.


  • Successfully defended a commercial landlord in protecting his multi-million dollar property from a tenant who fraudulently claimed an ownership interest in the property.
  • Successfully defended a commercial tenant from being evicted by his landlord due to late rental payments.
  • Obtained one of the first warrants of eviction in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic despite the executive moratorium in place.
  • Renegotiated dozens of leases on behalf of landlords and tenants due to COVID-19.

Civil Litigation

  • After a week-long trial in Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court, won a verdict in favor of a Commack family valued at nearly $8 million dollars.
  • Settled a professional malpractice claim against a major insurance carrier for failure to properly insure a Babylon based business.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • On appeal, won a reversal from the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department of the trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit against a local recycling facility in the Village of Lindenhurst.

Land Use and Zoning

  • Successfully lifted unlawful use restrictions imposed by a Planning Board against a tea shop in a lawsuit against the Village of Patchogue.
  • 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 local tavern and legalized its expansion.
  • 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 obtained zoning approval from the Town of Babylon for a West Babylon gym.
  • 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.
  • Obtained approval for the largest mixed use development in the Village of Babylon.

Municipal Work

  • 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.
  • Authored dozens of local laws for several Villages throughout Long Island.
  • Worked with the Suffolk County Police Department and Village of Lindenhurst Code Enforcement officials to raid 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.
  • Coordinated with the Suffolk County Police Department and Village of Lindenhurst Code Enforcement officials to raid and shut down a Nevada Street home in the Village. A number of squatters who were drug dealing in this quiet residential neighborhood were ejected, and possession was returned to the rightful owners.