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THE FIRM SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS THE TOWN OF HAVERSTRAW’S ENFORCEMENT OF A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT LIMITING DEVELOPMENT OF A SITE
SEPTEMBER 28, 2023
Christie Addona successfully argued before the Appellate Division obtaining a decision (https://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2023/2023_04784.htm ) that upheld the right of the Town of Haverstraw to continue the restrictions contained in a covenant entered into when the property at issue was first developed. Citing a Court of Appeals case, handled nearly twenty years ago by Kathy Zalantis and Steve Silverberg, the Court held: ‘“Restrictive covenants will be enforced when the intention of the parties is clear and the limitation is reasonable and not offensive to public policy’ (Chambers v Old Stone Hill Rd.Assoc., 1 NY3d 424, 431).”
ADDONA AGAIN RECOGNIZED BY SUPER LAWYERS AS A “RISING STAR”
SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
Christie Tomm Addona has been recognized in the area of land use and zoning law, yet again by the attorney ranking site “Super Lawyers”. Steve Silverberg was also listed again in the site’s publication noting land use and zoning attorneys in the metropolitan area. The Firm is please by this continued recognition of our attorneys.
ADDONA AND SILVERBERG RECOGNIZED AGAIN BY THE SUPER LAWYERS ATTORNEY RANKING SITE
NOVEMBER 1, 2020
For the third year in a row Christie Tomm Addona has been recognized by the attorney ranking site Super Lawyers in the area of land use and zoning law. Steve Silverberg was also listed, for the eleventh year in a row. The Firm is please by this recognition of our attorneys.
ZALANTIS AND SILVERBERG PUBLISH AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE 9TH CIRCUIT DECISION REGARDING FCC REGULATION OF LOCAL REVIEW OF 5G WIRELESS SMALL CELL INSTALLATIONS
OCTOBER 1, 2020
Kathy Zalantis and Steve Silverberg authored an article discussing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decisions in City of Portland v. United States that upheld most of the orders issued by the FCC, in 2018, placing limits on regulations and fees fixed by local governments,with respect to so called “small cell” wireless installations.The Article appears in the October, 2020 edition of the New York Real Estate Law Reporter.
ZALANTIS BROUGHT IN TO ASSIST ON LONG DELAYED CVS APPLICATION IN NEW PALTZ
AUGUST 1, 2019
For approximately six years, Trans Hudson has been seeking approvals from the City of New Platz for a project that includes a new CVS store. Kathy Zalantis was recently retained to assist in obtaining the approvals. As noted in an article in Hudson Valley One, reporting on the most recent Planning Board hearing entitled “Approval of New Paltz CVS project seems likely“: “Based on her initial posture, Zalantis may have been retained as something of a bulldog, sternly telling board members that they had dragged their feet for far too long.”
SILVERBERG SELECTED AS SECOND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE ROCKLAND COUNTY MUNICIPAL PLANNING FEDERATION
JUNE 5, 2019
Steve Silverberg was selected to fill the vacant position of second vice president of the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation Board of Directors. Previously he has served as an associate director.
ADDONA AND SILVERBERG PRESENT LAND USE CASE LAW UPDATE
MAY 30, 2019
Christie Addona and Steve Silverberg gave a three hour case law update to members of the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation. The program covered recent zoning, planning SEQRA, RLUIPA and other land use cases. The lecture is part of the mandatory certification program taken by members of Rockland County municipal zoning and planning boards.
SILVERBERG PRESENTED ON ETHICAL ISSUES IN LAND USE MATTERS
DECEMBER 6, 2018
Steve Silverberg was a speaker at the annual Pace University Land Use Law Center Program on “Ethics in Land Use: Guiding Principles for Attorneys and Land Use Board Members.” The program focused on ethical issues facing attorneys who represent and appear before land use boards, as well as ethical issues facing land use board members.
KATHY ZALANTIS AND STEVE SILVERBERG HAD AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON CHARGES IMPOSED BY MUNICIPALITIES FOR CONSULTANTS’ FEES
DECEMBER 3, 2018
A recent decision by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court appears to have changed the rules for municipalities charging consultants’ fees to applicants before land use boards. In an article published in the December issue of the New York Real Estate Law Reporter, Kathy and Steve discuss the decision and some of its implications.
ADDONA AND SILVERBERG LECTURE ON ZONING AND LAND USE
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
Christie Tomm Addona and Steve Silverberg provided an update of case law and regulations relating to zoning and land use for Rockland Municipal Officials, including planning board and zoning board members, on behalf of the Rockland County Municipal Planning Federation. They provide this three hour continuing education program twice each year summarizing the most recent court decisions, statutes and regulations relevant to planning and zoning boards, including site plans, subdivisions, variances, special permits, SEQRA and RLUIPA.
CHRISTIE TOMM ADDONA NAMED SUPER LAWYER “RISING STAR”
OCTOBER 8, 2018
Along with its list of attorneys who have been practicing for a more extended period of time, each year the organization known as Super Lawyers selects a group of younger attorneys who have already demonstrated themselves to be outstanding in their respective areas of practice. This year our partner, Christie Tomm Addona, has been designated a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in the area of Land Use and Zoning.
SILVERBERG NAMED FOR NINTH YEAR TO NY METRO SUPER LAWYERS
OCTOBER 8, 2018
Each year the organization known as Super Lawyers selects the attorneys who are found to be outstanding in their respective areas of practice for listing on its site. Steve Silverberg has been named for the ninth year in a row in the category of Land Use and Zoning attorneys.
SILVERBERG ARTICLE ON THE SUPREME COURT’S DENIAL OF CERT. FOR A POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT RLUIPA CASE
JUNE 1, 2018
Steve Silverberg had his article published in the New York Real Estate Law Reporter discussing the denial of cert. in the RLUIPA case Livingston Christian Sch. v. Genoa Charter Twp., 858 F.3d 996, 998 (6th Cir. 2017), cert. den. — S.Ct. —-, 2018 WL 1994815 (Mem), where the circuit court appears to have set a new standard to permit denial or religious uses in certain circumstances.
ADDONA AND SILVERBERG PRESENT AT ROCKLAND MUNICIPAL PLANNING FEDERATION CERTIFICATION COURSE
MAY 31, 2018
Christie Tomm Addona and Steven Silverberg conducted a three hour program on current land use and zoning cases, including variances, site plans, subdivisions, special permits, SEQRA, Wireless Telecom and RLUIPA as part of the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation’s certification program for zoning and planning officials.
SILVERBERG SPEAKER AT PLANNING FEDERATION/ PACE LAND USE UPDATE
MAY 16, 2018
Steve Silverberg was one of three presenters at the annual Westchester Municipal Planning Federation land use law update held at Pace.
CHRISTIE TOMM ADDONA MADE A PARTNER AT SILVERBERG ZALANTIS LLC
January 1, 2018
Effective January 1, 2018, our associate, Christie Tomm Addona will be a partner in the firm. Christie works on litigation, represents clients in land use applications and represents several municipal boards. We are delighted that this fine attorney is now one of our partners.
STEVE SILVERBERG LECTURES AT ANNUAL LAND USE PROGRAM
December 7, 2017
Steve was one of the lecturers at an all day program conducted at Pace University for municipal officials, lawyers, planners and engineers on various land use topics.
STEVE SILVERBERG AND CHRISTIE TOMM ADDONA PROVIDE CASE LAW UPDATE
November 30, 2017
Steve and Christie again provided a three hour case law update for the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation, as part of the mandatory training for planning and zoning officials in Rockland County.
STEVEN SILVERBERG NAMED TO NY METRO SUPER LAWYERS FOR EIGHTH YEAR
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Each year the organization known as Super Lawyers selects the attorneys who are outstanding in their respective areas of practice for listing on its site. Steve Silverberg has been named for the eighth year in a row in the category of Land Use and Zoning attorneys.
AQUA TOTS ADAPTIVE REUSE PROJECT IN THE VILLAGE OF MAMARONECK RECEIVES AN AWARD FROM THE WESTCHESTER MUNICIPAL PLANNING FEDERATION
JUNE 8, 2017
Steve Silverberg assisted JSL Madison LLC in receiving approvals for a zoning map change, site plan and special permit approval for adaptive reuse of a former church property, to be converted to an Aqua Tots Swim School. At the annual awards dinner held by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, the Village of Mamaroneck received a planning achievement award for the project.
KATHY ZALANTIS SUCCESSFUL IN ANOTHER APPELLATE CASE
JUNE 7, 2017
Kathy Zalantis successfully defended the Faith Bible Church in a challenge to a variance granted to the church for front yard parking in the Matter of Bray v. Town of Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals.
STEVE SILVERBERG PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL WESTCHESTER MUNICIPAL PLANNING FEDERATION TRAINING PROGRAM
MAY 17, 2017
Steve Silverberg presented a land use law update and participated in a panel discussion at Pace Law School, as part of the annual training program conducted by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation for planning and zoning officials.
SILVERBERG AND ADDONA PRESENT CASE LAW UPDATE TO THE ROCKLAND MUNICIPAL PLANNING FEDERATION
Steve Silverberg and Christie Addona again presented a land use law update to the members of the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation, as part of its mandatory training course. Approximately 100 people were in attendance for the three hour program of recent cases in zoning, land use, SEQRA and RLUIPA.
CONGRATULATIONS TO KATHY ZALANTIS AND CHRISTIE ADDONA ON SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE OF EMINENT DOMAIN DETERMINATION
Kathy Zalantis and Christie Addona successfully defended the Village of Tarrytown against a challenge to its determination to exercise its powers of eminent domain to create public parking on a portion of a site owned by Citibank.
SILVERBERG PRESENTS ETHICS PROGRAM FOR THE ANNUAL PACE LAND USE LAW PROGRAM
Steve Silverberg was one of the presenters at the day long program on land use law, hosted by Pace University. His presentation addressed ethics issues facing attorneys and board members dealing with land use applications.
ROCKLAND COUNTY LAND USE LAW UPDATE
Christie Tomm Addona and Steve Silverberg presented a three hour land use law update for the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation, as part of the required certification program for zoning and planning officials in Rockland County, New York.
SILVERBERG NAMED TO SUPER LAWYERS FOR SEVENTH YEAR
Steven Silverberg has been recognized by Metro New York Super Lawyers for his work in Land Use and Zoning. This is his seventh year being honored by Super Lawyers for his work in the field.
LAND USE LAW UPDATE PRESENTED TO THE WESTCHESTER MUNICIPAL PLANNING FEDERATION AT PACE LAW SCHOOL
Chrisite Tomm Addona and Steve Silverberg participated in presenting the annual Land Use Law Update for the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation at Pace University School of Law, Their lectures included recent cases involving variances, subdivisions, site plans, SEQRA, RLUIPA and wireless telecommunications. The program is a part of the annual educational offerings by the Planning Federation to assist zoning and planning board members in meeting State continuing education requirements.
ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN NEW YORK REAL ESTATE LAW REPORTER
Steve Silverberg’s article “Court of Appeals Modifies Standing Test in Land-Use Cases” was published in the most recent issue of the New York Real Estate Law Reporter.
SILVERBERG AND ADDONA PROVIDE LAND USE LAW UPDATE
Steve Silverberg and Chirstie Tomm Addona spoke at the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation three hour certification course for planning and zoning board members. They provided an update on case law related to zoning, subdivisions, site plans, RLUIPA, SEQRA and telecommunications law.
SILVERBERG NAMED TO METRO NEW YORK SUPER LAWYERS
For the sixth year, Steven Silverberg has been selected by Super Lawyers to be included in the list of attorneys recognized in the area of LandUse/Zoning Law in the New York Metropolitan area.
CLE ON U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION IN REED V. THE TOWN OF GILBERT
Steve Silverberg will speak at a session of the Municipal Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association on September 29, 2015 regarding the impacts on municipalities of the recent Supreme Court decision in Reed v. The Town of Gilbert. The presentation is entitled “Reed v. Gilbert-Why More Than Your Sign Ordinance May Be Unconstitutional.”
SILVERBERG ZALANTIS LLC APPOINTED ATTORNEYS FOR THE VILLAGE OF TARRYTOWN
At its regular meeting of May 18, 2015, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown voted to retain the firm as its attorneys. The firm will be providing representation for the Village and all of its boards.
LAND USE LAW UPDATE
Steve Silverberg will be providing a land use case law update for the Rockland Municipal Federation on April 30, 2015. The lecture is part of the mandatory training for zoning and planning board members.
SUPER LAWYERS DESIGNATION
Steve Silverberg was named for the fifth year to New York Metro SuperLawyers, a directory that uses peer reviews and other background information in selecting attorneys for designation each year.
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