Mar. 23, 2017

Court Upholds SEQRA Review and Annexation

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna successfully represented the Village of Kiryas Joel, NY before the Environmental Claims Part of the Orange County Supreme Court obtaining a decision upholding the Village’s SEQRA review and Annexation of 164 acres to the Village from the Town of Monroe in the face of legal challenges commenced by a large group of neighboring municipalities and area citizens’ groups. The Village was represented by Michael G. Sterthous, a partner in the Firm’s land use and environmental group, John J. Henry, a partner in the Firm’s litigation group, and Associate Robert Rosborough. Village of Blooming Grove et al. v. Village of Kiryas Joel et al. and Preserve Hudson Valley et al. v. Village of Kiryas Joel. Village of Blooming Grove : Index No. 7410/2015 (Sup. Ct. Orange Co. 2016); Preserve Hudson Valley: Index No. 8118/2015 (Sup. Ct. Orange Co. 2016).