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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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In a huge win for preservation of the New York State Forest Preserve for generations to come, the New York Court of Appeals this morning held that the State’s destruction of thousands of trees to build snowmobile trails throughout the Adirondack Park violates the Forever Wild clause of the New York Constitution. The Court made clear that the People of this State must be permitted to decide when large development projects will be allowed to move forward in the Adirondacks.As the Court of [...]

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To learn about important dates for New York’s adult-use cannabis market, please click here:  WOH - NY Adult Use Cannabis Alert (Approx. Timeline) _ 4-20-2021.pdf

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP sadly announces the passing of Richard P. Walsh, Jr., Of Counsel.  Dick was our colleague, our friend, and a gentleman to all who knew him.  Dick was a well-known lawyer who focused his practice in the field of labor and employment law and litigation. He argued various precedent-setting labor law decisions in both the N.Y. Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, including many of the early decisions establishing the [...]

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by Tim Morrison, PartnerNY MJ ACT _ WOH News Alert.pdfOn March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act” (the “Act”) legalizing the use of cannabis in the State by adults 21-years of age and older.   The goals of the Act include generating significant new State revenue, ending the racially disparate impact of existing cannabis laws, and creating new industries and employment opportunities for New Yorkers.  The [...]

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