A case involving a New York village, a Jewish congregation and federal prosecutors resulted in the village changing its zoning code, The Wall Street Journal reported recently.
This is a situation where, despite federal government intervention, a New York City construction and business law attorney should be consulted to resolve disputes with governmental agencies over zoning codes. Construction law is complex and can apply to many types of projects.
In Airmont, which is 27 miles north of Manhattan, an Orthodox Jewish congregation wanted to build a school with student housing. The village’s code didn’t allow for student housing, but after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit six years ago, a recent settlement required village officials to amend its zoning laws. It agreed to pay a $10,000 fine, but didn’t admit any wrongdoing.
The News Journal reports this is the second case of federal intervention regarding zoning law issues with religious organizations since its 1991 incorporation. In the first case, the village was forced to accept neighborhood houses of worship in residential homes.
Construction is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. And in New York City, Great Neck and elsewhere throughout the state, it is a high-stakes business that requires sound legal advice. Protection comes in the form of an experienced construction law attorney.
Consider some of the many construction-related issues construction law attorneys handle on a daily basis:
- Industrial accidents
- Compliance violations
- Drafting and interpretation of contracts
- Contract disputes/breach of contract
- Fraud/misrepresentation by contractors
Equally important is having available a team of attorneys dedicated to New York business law. Disputes regarding contracts, leases, employment agreements and other issues may be just as critical to an operation’s success.
If your Long Island business is involved in construction, seek a capable law firm that focuses on these matters. Protect your business and hire attorneys with a reputation for providing clients with sound advice and counsel in tough times.
The Law Offices of Ira S. Newman represents businesses and employees dealing with construction law in Great Neck. Call 516-487-7375 or contact us through the website.