Finger Lakes Preserv. Assn. v Town Bd. of Italy, 25 Misc. 3d 1115;887 N.Y.S.2d 499 (Yates County Supreme Court 2009) — In a case of first impressions, the Court upholds the use of incentive zoning to consider whether benefits of a wind energy project outweigh adverse environmental impacts.
Matter of Town Bd. of Town of Parma v Board of Trustees of Vil. of Hilton, 888 N.Y.S.2d 332 (N.Y. App. Div. 4th Dep''t 2009) — The General Municipal law does not provide for a default approval of a municipal annexation when the Town Board adopted a resolution opposing the annexation.
Ecogen, LLC v. Town of Italy, 438 F. Supp. 2d 149 (W.D.N.Y. 2006) — Decision upheld the legality of a moratorium against development of wind energy facilities while the Town developed a zoning ordinance.
Maher v. Town of Webster,1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 28839 (2d Cir. 1999). — Successfully defended the Monroe County Water Authority in due process challenge to legality of public vote to transfer municipal water service.
New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (U.S. 1992) — I was counsel for Allegany County in the successful challenge to the constitutionality of portions of the Low Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 before the United States Supreme Court.