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John S. Marwell
John S. Marwell
914.666.5600 ext. 305
John Marwell’s practice includes litigation, administrative, and transactional work. Mr. Marwell counsels clients with commercial and real estate interests in issues of property law and real estate development, including state environmental review, land use and zoning law, and municipal regulations. He regularly represents clients before legislative, planning and zoning boards, obtaining environmental and land-use approvals for residential, commercial and adaptive reuse development projects through both administrative and litigation processes throughout the region.
Mr. Marwell has successfully represented clients in opposing proposed municipal rezoning initiatives and defending against zoning violation accusations and litigation challenging approvals and rezoning. Mr. Marwell has also been in the forefront of issues surrounding the development of affordable housing in the region.
He litigates in the State courts, including having served successfully as lead counsel in several cases of statewide significance and national interest, from the trial court to the highest appellate courts.
Mr. Marwell has had the honor of serving as a Vice President of the New York State Bar Association from 2007 – 2011; as a member of its Executive Committee since 2007; and in its House of Delegates since 2003. He is a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Foundation. He lectures on litigation, professional ethics, land use and zoning, property rights and environmental law matters at bar associations and other professional conferences.
State and Federal Courts of New York
United States Supreme Court
Professional Associations & Activities
President of the Westchester County Bar Association, 2005 - 2006
President of the Westchester County Bar Foundation, 1997 - 1998
Vice President of the New York State Bar Association, 2007 - 2011
NYSBA Executive Committee, 2007 - 2011, 2014 - 2016
Chair, NYSBA Finance Committee, 2012 - 2016
NYSBA House of Delegates, 2003 - present
Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation
Awards & Recognition
2014 NYSBA Attorney Professionalism Award
Listed in NY SuperLawyers Magazine 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015, 2017 - 2018
Peer review rating of AV® Preeminent™ 5 out of 5 on Martindale-Hubbell®
Chairman of Teatown Lake Reservation (1996-1999), the largest non-governmental nature conservation and education center in Westchester County, and continues to serve as Honorary Trustee
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1973
Columbia College, B.A. in English, 1969