John W. Furst

Newburgh, New York USA
John W Furst

John W. Furst, is a partner who has been with the firm since September of 2014.  He is a New York State licensed attorney with over 20 years of practice experience focusing in the areas of real estate, environmental, land use, zoning and municipal law. John represents developers and municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley in the land use review and approval process. He regularly appears before (and represents) local municipal planning, zoning and legislative boards in often complex and controversial approval processes. John has worked with major international corporations and successfully obtained approvals for the construction of cell towers, gas stations, drug stores, banks and big box retailers, as well as single family residential subdivisions and multi-family residential developments. In addition, John has also been involved with approvals for religious and educational uses.

John is able to manage all aspects of the land development process, beginning with negotiating contracts/leases, conducting any due diligence, procuring the necessary land use approvals (including navigating clients through the SEQRA process) and litigating any disputes.

John also utilizes his real estate and general municipal law skills to represent numerous municipal housing authorities within the Hudson Valley. 

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Environmental
  • Land Use
  • Public Housing Law
  • Zoning and Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002


  • Pace University School of Law White Plains, New York
    J.D. - 1999
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry at Syracuse University Syracuse, New York
    B.S. - 1996


  • SEQRA and Land Use Permitting
  • Navigating the Public Hearing Process

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Orange Graduate

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Leadership Orange
  • Cornwall Little League Board Member