Administrative Law

Phillips Lytle’s Administrative Law practice is multi-disciplinary with expertise in many facets of governmental function, including land use, environmental and tax law.

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A Long History of Defending Administrative and Governmental Matters

Phillips Lytle has a long history of expertise in all aspects of law relating to the powers, procedures and operations of the administrative state, including state and local governments, public authorities, public benefit corporations, and all their governing bodies and boards and subsidiary agencies and departments.

Our Administrative Law Practice includes both the defense of determinations made by public entities and challenges on behalf of individuals and private-sector businesses to legislative enactments, administrative regulations, and other agency decisions. Our practice is multi-disciplinary with expertise in many facets of governmental function, including land use, environmental and tax law.

Experienced Administrative Law Attorneys

Our areas of experience in administrative law and government operations matters include:

  • Drafting and reviewing statutes, ordinances, and resolutions for governmental clients.
  • Advising and assisting planning boards, zoning boards, water boards, and public boards and commissions, including those that govern public authorities and public benefit corporations.
  • Challenging the constitutionality of local, state and federal law on behalf of individuals and private-sector businesses.
  • Representing state and local governments and their governing boards and elected and appointed officials in all aspects of litigation, in both federal and New York State judicial forums.
  • Advising government boards and public officials concerning their governance and fiduciary responsibilities.

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A Broad Range of Administrative Law Expertise

Phillips Lytle has counseled and litigated on behalf of an extensive list of clients in a variety of administrative law and government operations matters, including:
  • Enforcement of and compliance with campaign finance laws and regulations.
  • Telecommunications and cellular tower siting issues.
  • Prosecution and defense of challenges to the constitutionality of state and local legislative enactments and administrative agency determinations.
  • Prosecution of challenges to assessments, fines, and other monetary penalties imposed by New York State and local governments.
  • Construction and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Compliance with and challenges to agency regulations.
  • Litigation seeking enforcement of the requirements of the federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the New York State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA) and local requirements for administrative rulemaking.
  • Eminent domain and condemnation matters.
  • Environmental review and compliance matters.
  • Compliance with and challenges to disclosure determinations made under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).
  • Compliance with lobbying and government ethics statutes and regulations.
  • Public employee relations matters.
  • Compliance with government contacting laws, public bidding disputes, and other challenges to governmental procurements.
  • Internal investigations.
  • Land acquisition and development.
  • Compliance with and challenges to land use enactments and determinations.
  • Challenges to the denial and revocation of government permits and licenses.
  • Municipal bond transactions and public finance matters.
  • Policing professional liability and disciplinary proceedings.
  • Prosecution and defense of proceedings pursuant to Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules.
  • Prosecution and defense of tort and breach of contract claims against state and local governments.
  • Prosecution and defense of real property tax certiorari proceedings.
  • Representation of large and small telecommunications companies in obtaining state and local authorizations for fiber and wireless deployments in multiple jurisdictions.

Meet Our Administrative Law Team

Craig R. Bucki Partner
David E. Bronston Special Counsel
Erin E. Connare Partner
Nicholas P. Fedorka Associate
Amanda L. Lowe Partner
Kenneth A. Manning Partner
Emma P. Murphy Associate
James R. O’Connor Partner
Michael B. Powers Of Counsel
John G. Schmidt Jr. Partner
Ronald S. Shubert Of Counsel
Mitch P. Snyder Associate
Rebecca A. Valentine Associate
Adam S. Walters Partner
James Kevin Wholey
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