Michael E. Cusack, Esq.
Young, Sommer, Ward, Ritzenberg, Baker & Moore LLC
Albany , NY
John P. Stockli, Jr., Esq.
Stockli Slevin & Peters, LLP
Albany , NY
Herbert A. Kline Esq.
Coughlin & Gerhart LLP,
• Understand the general goals, framework and statutes
relevant to zoning and land use law in New York
• This book eliminates the mystique surrounding site
plan reviews, special use permits, subdivision reviews and
• Be able to effectively utilize the Freedom of
• Steer through the special use permit application
Description The Zoning and Land Use practice
guide has been updated and redesigned and is now part of the New
York Lawyers’ Practical Skills Series. The 2012-2013 release
is current through the 2012 New York legislative session.
Zoning and Land Use is devoted to practitioners who need to
understand the general goals, framework and statutes relevant to zoning
and land use law in New York State. This practice guide covers
zoning and land use enabling legislation, zoning board of appeals, area
variances, and limitations on zoning power. Written by Michael E.
Cusack, Esq., and John P. Stockli, Jr., Esq, with forms provided by
Herbert A. Kline, Esq., this practice guide is even more valuable with
the inclusion of Forms on
To some practitioners, zoning and land use law is a rarely encountered
remnant of bar review courses of years gone by. To others, it is a
specialty to which their careers are largely devoted. For the vast
majority, however, it falls in the middle. For them, the zoning and land
use process may be tangential to a commercial development or real estate
matter, or perhaps comes into play when a client is concerned about a
proposed project in his or her neighborhood which could potentially
impact the neighborhood setting or quality of life.
Zoning and Land Use is devoted to the latter practitioners,
who need to understand the general goals, framework and statutes
relevant to zoning and land use law in New York State . With
numerous practice guides, it is intended to provide a broad discussion
of zoning and land use in New York State and, above all, to remove
the mystique surrounding this practice area. Traditional zoning laws as
well as other land use regulations are covered. numerous practice guides
make this reference even more useful.
In addition to updating case and statutory references, Zoning and
Land Use discusses the legislation which allows town, city and
village boards to create alternate member positions to replace members
who are unable to participate due to conflicts of interest, and includes
discussion of current case law regarding public hearings, application
approvals, and repeated denials of an application which constitute a
PN: 423912 | 2012-2013 | 230 pages | softboundNYSBA
Members $90 | Non-Members $105
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