Broad experience in municipal, zoning, planning, preservation easement and environmental law through its municipal clients, provides H&W with unique ability to represent its non-municipal clients in these same areas as applicants, homeowners and business people.

Municipal Law

For our municipal clients H&W provides legal advice to numerous Village Boards of Trustees, Planning Boards, Boards of Zoning Appeals, Building Departments, Village Clerks and other village personnel. H&W has been involved in all aspects of municipal litigation and appellate work from Article 78 proceedings pertaining to municipal decisions and actions, enforcement proceedings of general and zoning violations of municipal codes, bond default litigation to prosecutions in the Village Courts. The partners and counsel have had extensive experience in all aspects of municipal law and are ably supported by talented associates and paralegals. H&W is known for assuming the lead on current legal issues, municipal requirements and awareness of common municipal issues. H&W's broad experience advising municipal clients has also aided its private clients in legal matters pertaining to municipal, zoning, planning, and environmental law.


Representative Clients
Villages of Bayville, Centre Island, Cove Neck, Lattingtown, Lloyd Harbor, Matinecock, Mill Neck, Oyster Bay Cove, and Upper Brookville.


For more information contact our municipal department at


Peter B. Colgrove
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