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  • Westchester’s Platinum Mile is Making a Serious Comeback

    April 10th, 2018

    A perfect convergence of regulatory, social, and economic forces pushes the county’s key commercial corridor to the forefront again.

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    James Staudt Named Chair of the Board of Directors of United Hebrew of New Rochelle

    February 9th, 2018

    James Staudt, a partner in the law firm of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP (MGS) in White Plains, has been named the chair of United Hebrew of New Rochelle’s Board of Directors.

    In this new role, Staudt will provide leadership to the board, and help to ensure United Hebrew remains a vital organization that is true to its mission by being responsive to the wide-ranging needs of today’s seniors and an evolving healthcare environment.

    United Hebrew meets the daily health and medical needs of over 1,000 seniors across its continuing care community, from those who are living independently to those with advanced healthcare needs. It encompasses a 296-bed nursing home, a seven story assisted living facility, a low income senior citizen apartment residence, an Alzheimer/Dementia facility, and facilities supporting community health outreach programs. Read the rest of this entry »

    Senior Partner in the Law Firm of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt Receives Founder’s Award at Pace University’s Land Use Law Center Dinner

    December 10th, 2017

     

    From left: John Nolon, Professor of Law and Counsel for the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Land Use Law Center; Frank McCullough, Senior Partner, McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP; and Jessica Bacher, Executive Director of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Land Use Law Center

    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.

    McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP Works with Manhattanville College to Complete Innovative Solar Project

    October 25th, 2017

    White Plains law firm McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP is pleased to announce the
    completion of a solar carport project at Manhattanville College in Purchase. Land use
    approvals for the innovative project were secured by Seth M. Mandelbaum, a partner at the
    firm who specializes in alternative energy projects.

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    Wegmans Gets Green Light from Harrison Board

    August 31st, 2017

    McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt is happy to announce the final planning approval for Wegmans in Harrison. MGS was pleased to work with Normandy Real Estate Partners and be a part of the rezoning process for this supermarket. This is just one of many rezoning projects obtained for the I-287 corridor.

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    Luxury Apartments Coming to the Platinum Mile

    August 31st, 2017

    The apartment development division of Toll Brothers, Inc., the nation’s premier builder of luxury homes, recently joined with officials from the Town of Harrison and Westchester County  to break ground on Carraway, a 421-unit luxury rental community on the site of two former corporate office buildings. McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt was a part of the rezoning process for the project.

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    Environmental review faces important changes

    June 4th, 2017

    More than 40 years have passed since New York implemented the State Environmental Quality Review Act, commonly known as SEQRA. The state Legislature enacted this sweeping law in 1975 to “establish a process to systematically consider environmental factors early in the planning stages of actions that are directly undertaken, funded or approved by local, regional and state agencies.” The state Department of Environmental Conservation then promulgated regulations for the law. Read the rest of this entry »

    Seth Mandelbaum of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP Law Firm in White Plains Selected as Moderator at Real Estate Summit

    May 12th, 2017


     

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 8, 2017) – Seth M. Mandelbaum, a partner in the law firm of at McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP in White Plains, has been selected to be a moderator during the Westchester County Association Real Estate Summit, Transforming Westchester: From Innovative Planning to Regulatory Streamlining. The event will take place at the Westchester Marriot Hotel on Thursday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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    James Staudt of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt Law Firm in White Plains Speaks at 79th Annual New York Planning Federation Conference

    April 24th, 2017

    James Staudt, a partner in the law firm of at McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP in White Plains, was recently a guest speaker at the 79th Annual New York Planning Federation Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

    The conference is recognized as one of the premier training programs in the state, offering certification credit to planning board and Zoning Board of Appeals members through in-depth sessions on basic and advanced planning and zoning.

    Presenters discussed relevant municipal issues including green energy, design standards, agriculture and open space protection, downtown revitalization, case law, and ethics. Staudt co-presented a session with Frank Fish, FAICP, of BJF Planning and Jody T. Cross of Zarin & Steinmetz, focused on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and Zoning.

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    McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP Successfully Defends Village of Mamaroneck In Lawsuit Brought by Owner of Hampshire Country Club

    December 7th, 2016

    Court of Appeals Upholds District Court’s Dismissal of Suit Against Village Involving Rezoning of Country Club for High-Rise Condos

    WHITE PLAINS, NY (December 2016) — The law firm of McCullough Goldberger & Staudt, LLP announced that it has successfully defended the Village of Mamaroneck in a lawsuit brought against the Village by Hampshire Recreation, LLC seeking $55 million in damages.

    On November 18, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously affirmed a District Court’s decision and dismissed all federal law claims alleging constitutional law violations against the Village. Read the rest of this entry »