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    Attorneys Say Jury is Out on Impact of SEQRA Rule Changes That Go into Effect Today

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

    White Plains (October 8, 2013) – Despite the best intentions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), reforms to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) that go into effect today that are aimed at streamlining and improving the municipal regulatory approval process could, in fact, discourage investment in New York State.
    White Plains-based attorneys Frank McCullough Jr., senior partner, and Seth Mandelbaum, partner, with the law firm McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP, explained that after nearly two years of negotiations and hearings with the business community and environmental interests, NYSDEC today implemented new SEQR Environmental Assessment Forms (EAFs.)  The forms are required as part of the municipal approval process for new real estate developments. (more…)

    Village of Mamaroneck Wins Key Ruling In Important Tax Certiorari Litigation

    Friday, October 4th, 2013

    MAMARONECK (September 2013) − The Village of Mamaroneck has won a key victory in tax certiorari proceedings that challenged the real property tax assessments of property within the Village.

    The property, known as Hampshire Country Club, is located within the Village of Mamaroneck and the Town of Mamaroneck, which are separate municipalities and separate assessing units.  Hampshire Country Club and its successor, Hampshire Recreation LLC, challenged the Village’s 2010, 2011, and 2012 assessments and claimed the property was over-assessed based on its market value. In separate proceedings, Hampshire Recreation LLC also challenged the Town of Mamaroneck’s 2011 and 2012 assessments on the same grounds. (more…)