MGS Plays Key Role in Approvals for Mercy University Athletic Fields on Dobbs Ferry Campus


White Plains NY –March 2024 – To improve safety for its athletes and spectators, Mercy University will renovate athletic fields on its Dobbs Ferry campus.

McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt LLP (MGS) successfully represented the university in its application to the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees and Planning Board to make improvements to its turf fields.

The University plans to replace two baseball dugouts with more permanent structures, as well as replace its scoreboard and add new protective netting along the infield to protect spectators from foul balls. The new dugouts will be modular and replace the existing ones which consist of tenting over bleachers.

To make the games more enjoyable for spectators and reduce any noise to the surrounding area, the University also plans to upgrade its existing sound system with a permanent state of the art system and replace its old scoreboard with a modern, digital freestanding scoreboard that will be more visible to spectators and athletes. It also plans to add a digital sign outside the field to announce upcoming events.

“Mercy’s student athletes deserve to play on modern fields and their spectators deserve an improved experience,’’ said MGS Managing Partner Seth Mandelbaum. “This will be a positive addition to the campus, and we are happy to have assisted the University in making these improvements a reality.’’

“Upgrading our facilities is an important part of what makes our campus experience exceptional for our students and the greater community”, said Thomas Simmonds, Mercy University’s Vice President for Operations and Facilities.

About McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP

McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP represents a diverse group of clients. MGS (including its predecessor firm) has been an integral part of the Westchester community for more than 60 years.  The firm offers a wide range of services in areas including land use, commercial and residential real estate, banking law, trusts and estates, municipal law, construction law and all types of litigation. Its clients include corporations, insurance companies, municipalities, coop, condo and homeowners’ associations, developers, golf and country clubs and not-for-profits as well as individual property owners.  Services are provided by twelve experienced attorneys.

About Mercy University

Mercy University is an independent, coeducational institution serving more than 9,000 students each year across campuses in Westchester, the Bronx, Manhattan, as well as online. It is a federally designated minority-serving institution and the largest private Hispanic Serving Institution in the state of New York. Mercy offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificate programs within six schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The institution also provides non-credit courses and certificates for adult learners looking to acquire new skills through CERTiFi by Mercy University. Mercy was founded in 1950 by the Sisters of Mercy whose mission of transformative education remains strong. For more information, visit www.mercy.edu.