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Katherine Herlihy, Partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna’s Government Relations practice, was recently honored by the Post-Star by receiving the 20 Under 40 award.  Honorees are selected based on exemplifying hard work and a commitment in their careers as well as acting as a role model in their community.  Ms. Herlihy’s represents clients in legislative and regulatory matters before the State Legislature and the Executive Chamber, as well as various state agencies [...]

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Land Use and Municipal Considerations of the Cannabis Law.pdf

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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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