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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna recently prevailed in the defense of a challenge brought to halt the construction of an approximately one million square foot Amazon distribution facility located in Schodack, New York being constructed by Scannell Properties.  After prevailing in the lower court, the firm’s attorneys successfully defended an appeal which sought to set aside the approvals and environmental review process for the facility.  The New York Supreme Court, Appellate [...]

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The Firm recently assisted the City of Albany Water Board in its efforts to generate revenue from the sale of carbon credits from the Alcove Reservoir.  Click here for the full story.

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna managing partner John J. Henry and associate Gabriella R. Levine, members of the firm’s litigation and appeals practice, recently obtained a favorable judgment dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Town of Coxsackie. The suit alleged that the Town violated the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) by adopting a local zoning law that restricted the siting of large, utility-scale solar energy systems to commercial and industrial zoning [...]

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By: Thomas A. Shepardson, Esq.Shot clocks are intended to spur action on the part of opposing entities.  For example, the National Basketball Association has the 24-second shot clock, and college basketball opted for a shot clock following the University of North Carolina’s four-corners “offense”.  Even in chess, players must stop the clock after they make a move. The Federal Communications Commission took this to heart and applied the shot clock concept to approval [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna partner Robert A. Stout Jr. has been named to the Board of Directors of Opera Saratoga, a regional opera company of international renown.  Opera Saratoga produces an annual summer festival on the grounds of Saratoga Spa State Park featuring classical works, as well as contemporary and American operas, along with premier productions.  Opera Saratoga is active year round, including by producing its Opera-to-Go program, bringing live performances to over 50 [...]

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