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Firm News - 2011 2011 Legal News Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C. (SMHAL) Westchester Mt. Kisco NY Attorneys

Carrie E. Hilpert Appointed Land Use Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace Law School
Carrie E. Hilpert was appointed Adjunct Professor of Law to teach Land Use to third year law students at Pace University School of Law.

Firm Obtains Rezoning of Controversial Property to Permit Mixed Use Project
The Firm successfully obtained rezoning in Southern Westchester municipality to permit 26 unit condominium and commercial project.

Firm Resolves Prolonged Code Enforcement Proceeding
The Firm resolved a prolonged code enforcement proceeding against client homeowners stemming from inadvertent earthwork conducted without proper permits. The Firm obtained Planning Board approvals to remediate the clients’ and neighboring property.

Firm Obtains Area Variances to Permit Existing Unauthorized Property Improvements
The Firm obtained area variances from local impervious surface and building coverage limitations for clients whose property contained unauthorized improvements that exceeded such limitations.

Firm Obtains Demolition Approval from Town’s Historic Commission
The Firm represented a local educational institution in obtaining a demolition permit for a house on its property that was listed on the Town’s historic register. The Commission agreed with our client’s position that the house did not have historic or architectural significance.

John S. Marwell Featured in CNN-Money Interview
John S. Marwell was featured in a segment of CNN-Money entitled “Small biz on edge after elections.” He commented on the issues facing small businesses in the area, the outlook for the future, and the role of government.

Firm Closes Complex Deal for Regional Nature Education & Conservation Organizations
The Firm represented a regional nature education and conservation organization in a complex transaction to acquire a large parcel of property for open space purposes. The deal involved obtaining zoning approvals, public funding, not-for-profit financing and funding in a public/private undertaking.

John S. Marwell Appointed Chair of NYSBA Judicial Salary Taskforce
John S. Marwell Appointed Chair of Special Taskforce of the New York State Bar Association on Judicial Salary Increases.

Firm Obtains Approvals for Change of Use
The Firm obtained site plan approval and area variances to enable conversation of former car showroom to our client’s corporate headquarters.

Firm Counsels Group of Property Owners in Opposing Extensive Rezoning Proposal in Dutchess County
The Firm has filed a protest petition under Town Law § 265 and appeared on behalf of a group of owners of agricultural properties in a Dutchess County municipality in opposition to an extensive rezoning that seeks to severely limit development of land.

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