Judy Lynn Simoncic

Judy  Lynn Simoncic

Judy Lynn Simoncic

Partner

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Judy Lynn Simoncic started her legal career working in the Oyster Bay Town Attorney’s office before joining the Firm in 1992. She became the first woman named partner by the Firm in 2003. Ms. Simoncic concentrates her practice in the areas of land use, zoning, environmental, municipal and real estate law. With over 25 years of experience. She has an impeccable reputation and a proven track record in representing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT’S), national franchises, Fortune 500 companies and real estate developers in the development of residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout Long Island.

She regularly appears before municipal boards in the towns, villages and cities in Long Island on a wide range of zoning applications. She has secured zoning approvals for a wide variety of projects such as senior housing projects, mixed use developments, industrial, retail and office complexes, multiple residence projects, Planned Unit Developments, assisted living facilities, equestrian facilities, public storage facilities, fitness and recreational facilities, public utilities and restaurant franchises, among others.

Her skills in land use and zoning matters have impacted a number of pivotal projects, including the subdivision and redevelopment of the former Northrop Grumman Corporation campus involving 700 acres of land in Bethpage, the subdivision and redevelopment of 65 acres of The Long Island Home/South Oaks Hospital Campus in Massapequa, the subdivision of 108 acres of the former Winthrop Estate in the Village of Old Westbury, the subdivision and sale of a number of restaurant and retail uses at Broadway Mall and the subdivision and development of Roosevelt Center at Westbury. She also represents clients in a variety of litigation matters including Article 78 proceedings and District Court proceedings relating to real estate and zoning matters.

She was listed in Long Island Business News‘ Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services (2010), Who’s Who in Real Estate (2014 & 2015), a Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business (2015 & 2017), honored by Hofstra University with the “Outstanding Women in Law” Award (2017), selected to the 2017 & 2018 New York Super Lawyers lists and was a recipient of the Long Island Power Women in Business Award (2018).

In 2017, Ms. Simoncic participated on a panel titled, “Land Use Training Program for Municipal Planning and Zoning Officials,” which was held at Hofstra University.

She is a member of the Firm’s Women’s Initiative executive leadership team. The objective of the Firm’s Women’s Initiative is to recruit, retain and empower women attorneys to advance professionally and personally. Programs include mentoring, teaching business development and negotiating skills, as well as providing a platform to feature the attorneys’ accomplishments both within and outside the Firm.

 

  • Hofstra University School of Law, 1992
  • Ithaca College, B.S., 1989
  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG)
  • Hauppauge Industrial Association
  • The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Vision Long Island (Board of Directors, 2016-Present)
  • Options for Community Living, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2011-Present)
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