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 Testimonial

"Knauf Shaw attorneys consistently exceed our expectations. From complex litigation to real estate closings, and from land use approvals to contract negotiations, we can rely on their expertise, innovative problem solving and attention to detail." Steven Mancini, RSM Development LLC

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Kendall honored by peers

Partner Amy Kendall has been recognized by her peers as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law in Rochester, NY in the upcoming 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.®

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Welcome Samantha Rubino, Esq.

We are pleased to announce that Samantha Rubino has joined Knauf Shaw as an Associate.

Samantha R. Rubino