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May

BROWN & ALTMAN LLP MOVES TO LARGER OFFICES IN MELVILLE

MELVILLE, N.Y. (May 15, 2009) — Faced with a need for additional space made necessary by its growth, the law firm of Brown & Altman LLP has subleased 2,500 square feet at 510 Broadhollow Rd. in Melville. Brown & Altman, established in early 2008, now has a staff of five, including three lawyers. The firm, …

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May

TOWN’S POLICY REQUIRING NOTIFICATION TO CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS AS PART OF APPLICATION PROCESS FOUND TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Justice Jeffrey Arlen Spinner, sitting in the New York State Supreme Court, Suffolk County, recently granted relief to Petitioners asking for court intervention to compel a Town to process a subdivision application. The application, which met all the requirements of the Code, did not require any variances and had been with the Town’s Planning Department …

9
Mar

NY Appellate Court Upholds Town’s Denial of Rezoning, Despite Comprehensive Plan’s Commercial Zoning Designation

The New York State Court of Appeals upheld the Huntington Town Board’s denial of an application for the commercial rezoning for a residential property despite a designation of the property as commercially zoned in the Town’s comprehensive plan. The ruling upheld a decision by the Appellate Division, Second Department, overturning a ruling by New York …

3
Mar

ISLIP TOWN ALLOWS THE INSTALLATION OF WIND ENERGY TURBINES

The Town of Islip, NY recently amended its zoning ordinance to allow the construction of wind turbines on residential, commercial and industrial properties within the town. The ordinance provides guidelines for the deployment of wind energy power facilities and puts Islip a step ahead of other Long Island municipalities by permitting the use of wind …

4
Feb

Talk is cheap in market that has ground to virtual halt

“Now, with space opening up around the market as tenants sublease space or simply break leases and hand it back under duress from severe recession, the value of information has waned.” by Daniel Geiger Click to read more: BA Massage REW

24
Jan

BROWN & ALTMAN ATTORNEY SAYS TOWNS AND VILLAGES SHOULD REVIEW WIRELESS PROVISIONS AFTER U.S. JUDGE VOIDS PARTS OF A ZONING CODE

MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 24, 2009) — Municipalities will have to review their wireless ordinances or proposed wireless code provisions to ensure they are not preempted by the FCC as the result of a recent federal court decision, Keith P. Brown, a telecommunications zoning law specialist said. In March, a New York federal court judge ruled …

22
Jan

BROWN & ALTMAN LAW FIRM PAVES THE WAY FOR MASSAGE ENVY FRANCHISED CLINIC TO OPEN IN PORT WASHINGTON, NY

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (January 22, 2009) — The real estate law firm, Brown & Altman LLP helped to secure a change in the Town of North Hempstead’s zoning law, as well as necessary variances, on behalf of the owners of a franchised Massage Envy clinic in Port Washington, N.Y. The change to the zoning ordinance, …

27
Jun

NEW HUNTINGTON, NY, ZONING CODE PROVISION WILL ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT OF ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, ZONING ATTORNEY SAYS

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (June 27, 2008) – A new zoning code amendment enacted by the town of Huntington will facilitate the development of assisted living facilities in the Suffolk County town, a local zoning attorney said. “Until now, the zoning code was very restrictive and prevented the development of assisted living facilities in the town …

11
Mar

FORMER COLLEAGUES JOIN TO OPEN A NEW CUTTING EDGE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LAW FIRM

GARDEN CITY, NY (March 7, 2008) – Keith P. Brown and David Altman, experienced commercial real estate lawyers on Long Island and former colleagues, have established their own firm, Brown & Altman, LLP, in Garden City, offering a broad range of legal services to the real estate development industry. The new firm will concentrate on …

9
Jan

UPSTATE NEW YORK COURT CASE COULD EASE ZONING REQUIREMENT FOR DEVELOPERS OF WIND FARMS, ATTORNEY SAYS

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (Jan. 9, 2008) – A New York State appellate court decision could ease the way for developers of wind farms to obtain zoning permits, a leading zoning attorney said. In the decision, the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Judicial District, in Albany, ruled that a wind farm company is …

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