The attorneys at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have decades of experience advising municipalities throughout the region on the full range of matters, from the more traditional transactional work to extremely intricate and complex litigated matters. Several of our municipal law attorneys have worked as village or town attorneys, which enables them to draw on that experience in counseling municipalities across Western New York.
Municipal Litigation & Counseling
The firm has a strong focus in municipal law and governance, transactional matters, environmental law, litigation defense and employment law. We are experienced in representing municipal officials, officers/directors and employees in the complete range of matters that would require legal counseling or defense. That experience allows Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. to provide effective legal representation in litigated matters and to identify and resolve matters without litigation.
Land Use, Zoning & Environmental Compliance
The Municipal Land Use attorneys regularly handle the full range of land use issues including zoning, planning, SEQR compliance, CERCLA cost recovery, Wetlands regulation, regulatory enforcement, Article 78 Proceedings, and litigation involving due process rights and inverse condemnation. The firm represents land developers in all phases of project development including site selection, local and state regulatory matters and environmental concerns.
Our eminent domain attorneys represent governmental entities and public utilities in the acquisition of property necessary to fulfill their governmental function.
Governmental Tort Liability & Negligence
The firm has defended numerous municipalities throughout Western New York including seven counties, nearly fifty cities, towns and villages and sixty school districts. The firm’s municipal defense work runs the gamut of subjects including premises liability matters such as trip and fall cases, recreational liability involving schools, parks and playgrounds, security claims, motor vehicle accidents including claims of defects in roads and highways. We regularly represent municipal and town officials, police officers and sheriffs in the full range of claims.
The firm has extensive experience in conducting investigations in all manner of civil rights claims including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, police excessive force, EEOC and New York State Division of Human Rights matters.