Hudson Valley Land Development Lawyers

Our lawyers help our clients successfully navigate the complex and often controversial permitting and approval process for different types of land development projects. We represent developers of single family residential communities, apartment buildings, office buildings, shopping centers, commercial retail, as well as institutional and not-for-profit facilities.

Developers in New York face staggering amounts of regulations. Our attorneys possess the ability to manage a clients' team of consultants, interact with the local municipalities and formulate approaches to successfully advance projects through an approval process that usually involves multiple layers of review from local, county, state and federal agencies. Clients come to Catania, Mahon, Milligram & Rider, PLLC, for our depth of experience and ability to work together as a team. Let our experience be your guide throughout your development project.

Our attorneys provide a full spectrum of land development services, including:

  • Acquisition of land and/or existing buildings
  • Compliance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR)
  • Land development approvals (interpretations, variances, special use permits, site plan approvals, zoning amendments, subdivision approvals)
  • Interpretation and application of easements and restrictive covenants
  • Homeowner/condominium associations
  • Water and wastewater approvals and/or agreements
  • Defense of code violations and related compliance matters
  • Planning and development matters including bonding compliance, road dedications, and negotiation of developer's agreements

Over the years, the attorneys at our firm have developed good relationships with the local municipal boards (and their consultants) throughout the Hudson Valley which helps to tackle any zoning, land use and environmental issues that may surface during the project review process. In fact, many of our attorneys serve as counsel to local municipal boards so they understand the public official's perspective; and therefore, how to work with local municipal boards.

We attend the necessary zoning, planning or legislative board meetings on your behalf to keep the process moving forward. Throughout this process, our lawyers will work to protect your rights and interests. This includes developing a strong record in support of a client's proposal before a local board; and successfully defending that record if a local citizen's group challenges the approval in the courts via an Article 78 proceeding.

We are committed to helping you complete your project in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible. Our team of lawyers possesses a diverse range of skill sets and professional training. Several of our attorneys are mediators or arbitrators, which enables us to resolve disputes using the method that best fits the situation.

Contact Our Hudson Valley Land Use Attorneys

For more information, or to schedule a consultation with our land development attorneys, call 888-719-4746 or complete our contact form. We have offices in Newburgh, Fishkill and Chestnut Ridge.