Newsday Quotes Partner Judy L. Simoncic

Uniondale, January 11, 2011 – Partner Judy L. Simoncic was quoted in Newsday for Centre Island matter.

Ms. Simoncic successfully challenged the Village of Centre Island Zoning Board of Appeals denial of a variance to build a house on a vacant 3 acre waterfront piece of property. The Board granted three variances to allow the construction but denied a fourth that was also necessary to build. Without this fourth variance, the owner was unable to build anything and the property would be rendered virtually valueless. The Nassau County Supreme Court overturned the Board’s denial and directed it to grant the variance to develop a very valuable piece of property.

Judy L. Simoncic concentrates her practice in the areas of zoning, land use, environmental, municipal, and real estate law. She represents national franchises, fortune 500 companies, national corporations, large real estate development companies as well as individual real estate developers in the development of both residential and commercial properties throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

She regularly appears on behalf of her clients before municipal boards on a diversity of zoning applications such as variances, special use permits, change of zones, site plan approval, and major and minor subdivisions. She has secured zoning approvals for Senior Housing Projects, Retail and Office Complexes, Multiple Dwelling Projects, Planned Unit Developments, Assisted Living Facilities, Equestrian facilities, Public Storage Facilities, Fitness Clubs, Public Utility Facilities, Restaurant Franchises, among others.

Founded in 1976, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP is one of Long Island’s most acclaimed and distinguished law firms. Headquartered in Uniondale, NY, the Firm is conveniently located for clients in Nassau and Suffolk. The Firm employs nearly 50 attorneys who provide counsel to a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local businesses, major real estate developers and organizations, banks, insurance companies, municipalities, educational institutions, and individuals. Personal attention and quality representation that is both practical and cost-effective are hallmarks of the Firm’s policy towards clients.

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