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Firm News - 2014 2014 Legal News Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C. (SMHAL) Westchester Mt. Kisco NY Attorneys

Major Retail Rezoning Approved
The Firm successfully secured a zoning amendment in December 2014 to in a Northern Westchester town to permit retail use in a research/office zoning district.

State Bar Leadership
The Firm is honored to announce that in November 2014 John S. Marwell was elected to the New York State Bar Association Executive Committee as a delegate-at-large, and in June 2014 was re-appointed as Chair of the Association’s Finance Committee, continuing SMHAL’s strong tradition of service to the legal community.

SMHAL Represents Not-for-Profit in Sale of Headquarters Building
In October, 2014, SMHAL represented a not-for-profit corporation in the sale of its headquarters building in Westchester.

SMHAL Aids Owner in Rezoning
In July 2014, the Firm won zoning approvals for staff housing in a Northern Westchester town.

SMHAL Defends Civil Rights Claim
Successfully defended a corporation in a civil rights claim by obtaining a dismissal of the claim during deposition phase in July 2014.

SMHAL Secures Zoning Compliance for Non-Profit
In the summer of 2014, the Firm won site plan approval and resolved all open zoning issues in a Northern Westchester village for a not-for-profit organization that had been prevented from using its newly-acquired headquarters building due to allegations of zoning non-compliance.

Landmark Site Plan and Wetlands Approval
In April 2014, the Firm won site plan and wetlands approvals in a Northern Westchester town for a substantial addition to a landmarked residence.

SMHAL Represents Seller in Conference Center Sale
In March, 2014, the Firm represented a not-for-profit organization in the sale of former conference center property to be used for international private school in Westchester.

SMHAL Secures Victory Before Municipal Agencies
In March 2014, the Firm successfully represented a national restaurant chain before a Town Board in an attempt by a national retail chain to cause the restaurant client to pay substantially higher sewer rates.

SMHAL Assists Not-for-Profit with Construction Agreements
The Firm has represented a major cultural institution with a variety of construction agreements, including most recently, in 2014, an Architect’s agreement for restoration of facilities after Hurricane Sandy destruction.

John S. Marwell Receives State Bar's Attorney Professionalism Award
On January 30, 2014, John S. Marwell was named as the 2014 recipient of the Attorney Professionalism Award, given by the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association. The award recognizes a member who displays the highest standards of professionalism, commitment to promoting respect for the legal system, outstanding ethical conduct, competence, good judgment, integrity and civility.

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