All the latest firm news and industry updates from Whiteman Osterman & Hanna.

On April 3, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (the “Budget”).[1]  The Budget includes two significant amendments to the provisions of the Real Property Tax Law (“RPTL”) governing taxation of solar, wind, or other renewable energy systems (“Energy Systems”), which primarily impact: (1) the substance of a developer’s pre-construction notice to taxing jurisdictions; (2) the taxing jurisdiction’s [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna attorneys Robert Sweeney, Tom Shepardson, Rob Rosborough and Gabriella Levine, recently obtained a favorable decision from the Appellate Division, Third Department, which reversed in its entirety a trial court order that had annulled a site plan approval for a mixed use residential project and the State Environmental Quality Review Act review of a proposed Costco Wholesale facility in the Town of Guilderland adjacent to Crossgates Mall.In a comprehensive 18-page [...]

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Bruce J. Wagner, Chair of our Matrimonial & Family Law Department,  presented a two-hour program entitled “Matrimonial & Family Law Update 2021” for the New York State Bar Association on May 20, 2021.  He continued his speaking engagements on June 10, 2021 by presenting his 16th consecutive “Matrimonial Update” for the Broome County Bar Association’s Annual Legal Update Program. Both well-received programs were broadcast live to a statewide [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna co-managing partner John J. Henry and associate Gabriella R. Levine, members of the Firm’s litigation and appeals practice, and partner and general counsel Daniel A. Ruzow, recently obtained a favorable decision from the Appellate Division, Third Department, upholding the zoning power of municipalities in Long Island to regulate and prohibit changes and expansions to sand and gravel mines in counties that draw their drinking water from Long Island’s sole [...]

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Bruce J. Wagner, Chair of our Matrimonial & Family Law Department,  was the opening speaker for “A New Divorce is Coming” sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) New York Chapter on May 7, 2021.  Mr. Wagner presented “Matrimonial Update” at the outset of this well-received program, which was broadcast live to a statewide audience of attorneys and matrimonial and family court judges. He is a past president of the AAML NY Chapter. In [...]

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