Frank McCullough was the guest of honor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Land Use Law Center Annual Dinner, where he received the distinguished
Founder’s Award. The dinner was held at the Mansion on Broadway in White Plains on December 6, 2017.
The Founder’s Award is bestowed each year in the name of Theodore W. Kheel, the great American attorney and labor mediator, renowned for his ability to build consensus and resolve conflicts. McCullough was a major supporter of the Land Use Law Center.
“Frank is an ideal recipient for the Founder’s Award,” said John Nolon, Professor of Law and Counsel for the Land Use Law Center. “He has distinguished himself in the regional land use community for navigating and calming troubled waters of local zoning approvals of much needed projects and has also epitomized the image of the practicing lawyer as one who gives back to their community.”
Nolon also noted that McCullough has distinguished himself as a land use attorney who is sensitive to and able to unite disparate parties in support of growth and conservation. Throughout his career, he has counseled his clients to accommodate the interests of local land use officials who represent the full range of interests implicated in land development.
McCullough and fellow partner Seth Mandelbaum also spoke during the Land Use Law Center’s 16th Annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference the following day, on December 7. The theme of this year’s event focused on the ways in which local governments are overcoming challenges and finding solutions that target new ways to plan, regulate, and design communities. The sessions included topics such as financing mixed use development, form-based codes, as well as the future of mobility, designing healthy communities and office space redevelopment.
“I am truly grateful to have received this recognition from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Land Use Law Center,” McCullough said. “John Nolan and the Center continue to set a high standard in providing invaluable service and guidance for the greater community, and I am proud to have worked with them over the years. As I continue my practice at McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, I look forward to the future and the numerous projects we are engaged in and actively pursuing.”
Established in 1993, the Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques. Through the work of its programs, centers, and institutes, the Land Use Law Center offers conferences, seminars, clinics, academic law school courses, continuing legal education programs, audio podcasts, and frequent publications and resources on contemporary land use, real estate, and environmental issues.