Municipal Law

Our attorneys have been representing New York municipalities for over 30 years, with direct responsibility for the day-to-day needs of municipal governments, including zoning, planning, financing, local legislation, environmental matters, and real property taxation. We act as general counsel to towns in Western and Central New York and as special counsel for towns throughout New York.

Because of our firm’s extensive litigation experience, municipalities can be secure in the event claims are made that outside counsel will not have to be hired to defend the claims, keeping defense costs low and speeding up the ultimate resolution. We also represent private clients seeking approvals by municipal boards on matters such as land use and zoning.  We have handled over a hundred CPLR Article 78 proceedings challenging municipal decisions representing both petitioners and respondents.

Client Testimonials

"I have worked with Knauf Shaw for over 20 years, and trust that their experience and knowledge will serve me and my clients well. They are the environmental attorneys I refer my clients to when faced with complex and potentially costly environmental issues, knowing that their issues will be addressed with the care, focus, and experience that Knauf Shaw has been providing to the environmental legal community for almost 40 years." Michael Rumrill, President, Leader Professional Services, Inc.

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Alan Knauf to Present on Oil Spill Law

Alan Knauf will be presenting his annual case law update at the NYSBA EELS Oil Spill Forum on May 7, 2024.

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KS SPONSORS BCONE EVENT

Knauf Shaw is proud to support Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast's Upstate NY Brownfield Symposium on May 22, 2024.

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