Municipal Law: Serving Municipalities, Boards, Industrial Development Agencies and Local Development Corporations

Our office has and continues to serve as the attorneys for over a dozen municipalities in the Hudson Valley region. With dedicated municipal clients who have remained with our firm over a decade, we serve as general municipal legal counsel to these Towns and Villages. We further serve as counsel to various committees and boards within these Towns and Villages, including Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeal, Boards of Ethics, and other municipal committees and bodies.  In doing so, our firm has developed a focus on potential litigations and appeals that may arise from the operations of those governing bodies. We have defended, as well as prosecuted, numerous municipal litigations including Article 75 and 78 proceedings, from initial pleadings to verdicts and appeals in Administrative, State and Federal Court.

Our firm assists in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the governing boards complies with local, state, and federal laws. Specifically, our firm assists the locality draft laws, attends regularly scheduled Board meetings, emergency Board meetings, hearings and workshops. Our office prepares findings on numerous land use matters, guiding clients on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, development of the municipal comprehensive plan, local taxation, planning, zoning, rezoning, subdivisions, variances, special permits, telecommunications, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), energy, environmental law and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). We have handled the negotiations, contracting and referendum processes that New York State law can sometimes require and also have guided our clients on Municipal financing including the bidding and funding process. The failure to observe applicable rules for finances or bidding can delay projects and lead to liability for municipalities. The failure to pay prevailing wages to contractors and subcontractors can increase costs in unanticipated fashions.

Our firm has also provided and continues to provide full-service representation of municipalities in public labor relations matters including development of employment policies, employee discipline or discharge, handling of grievance proceedings, improper practices , collective bargaining activities and appearances before arbitrators and the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).

Whether as general counsel, special counsel, or labor counsel we have had the opportunity to act as an advocate on general or specific matters when dealing with individuals, partnerships, corporations, or other entities in their transactions with our clients. We value your interest and continued trust in Feerick Nugent MacCartney.

Contact Us

Please call our South Nyack Office at (845) 353-2000
for inquiries regarding our Municipal Law Practice,
or to arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers below:

Brian D. Nugent, Co-Managing Partner
J. David MacCartney, Jr., C0-Managing Partner
Stephan Honan, Partner
Alak Shah, Partner
Robert Zitt, Associate