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Firm achieves victory in Appellate Division Article 78 for Village

The New York Appellate Division, Second Department recently affirmed a lower court’s decision dismissing an Article 78 Petition against the Village of Port Jefferson Zoning Board of Appeals (the “ZBA”). Egan & Golden, LLP represented the ZBA in both the lower court and in the Appellate Division, Second Department. Christopher Bianco successfully argued that the ZBA’s determination was rational and that the lower court’s decision should not be disturbed. The Article 78 action involved a project to develop a mixed-use law office and apartment on an existing residential property in the Village of Port Jefferson. The proposed project required a variance from the Village Code’s requirement for parking spaces. The ZBA denied the variance and the property owners commenced an action against the Village ZBA. After the lower court dismissed the Article 78 action, the owners appealed the decision to the Appellate Division, Second Department. 

The Appellate Division’s decision may be found here (LINK)

The Supreme Court, Suffolk County’s decision may be found here (LINK)

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Since Mr. Egan’s admission to practice, he has concentrated his practice on civil litigation, including among his experience commercial litigation, business law, and municipal law. He is routinely involved in cases which are of major media interest, and has been involved in cases featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes and reported in the New York Times, Newsday, New York Post and the New York Law Journal.

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