BENNETT & READ, LLP has achieved substantial success in protecting and advancing our clients’ real property, business and zoning rights before both the municipal agencies and in the Court system.  While our policy is to avoid litigation if possible, at times, it is necessary.  Many times, clients are forced to litigate against those who seek to overturn favorable land use decisions we have obtained for them.  Clients are also, at times, forced to litigate to enforce and/or protect property rights which are called into question or challenged by neighbors, homeowners’ associations, estates, municipalities, special interest groups, etc.CA

Among the cases we have successfully litigated are the following: (Citations for these cases are available upon request.)

Group for the South Fork v. Planning Board.

Bacholer and Westhampton Civic Association v. Planning Board

Downes v. Boye

Shinnecock Nation v. Planning Board

Ferrara v. Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation of the Village of Southampton

Thek v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Shelter Island

Dolphin v. Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Shelter Island

Zaniewski v. Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Riverhead

Endemann v. Shelter Island Heights Association

We Lead the Hunt & Morly Real Estate v. Adler

Doyle & Doyle v. Rush

Pellicane v. North Star

Byington v. Harris

Monahan v. Hampton Point

Ram Island Association v. Hathaway