News & Insights

Peconic Bay Region Tax Change

NEWS | January 10, 2023

The Peconic Bay Region Community Housing Act was signed into law by Governor Hochul in the Fall of 2021. The legislation allowed for the five East End towns of the Peconic Bay Region, i.e., East Hampton, Shelter Island, Southampton, Riverhead and Southold, to create a...

East End Towns Can Now Create a Community Housing Fund

NEWS | October 25, 2022

On October 25, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a bill written by New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele that will allow the towns of Riverhead, Southold, Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island to put the Peconic Bay Region Community Housing Act upon voter...

When Is A Stranger Not A Stranger?

INSIGHTS | By: | October 15, 2021

In a landmark decision from the Appellate Division Second Department, Partner, Christopher Kelley achieved a winning result for our client establishing in a case of first impression who really is a “stranger” when considering the “Stranger To The Deed rule.”  The...

Real Property Fraud Alerts

INSIGHTS | By: | March 15, 2021

Real property fraud is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing crimes in our country, and one which county and state governments are actively trying to combat. Property fraud is often accomplished when someone files a fraudulent document with the County Clerk in...

Suffolk County Property Fraud Home Owner Watchlist

NEWS | March 10, 2021

With property fraud is on the rise, Suffolk County is now offering a free service offered to Suffolk homeowners that can alert you to newly recorded filings against your property.  While it doesn’t prevent the filing of a fraudulent document, it does provide a timely...

Commercial Properties: Leases, COVID-19 And Force Majeure


To gain expert advice on how force majeure and impossibility or impracticality to perform impact commercial leases as a result of COVID-19, John A. Viteritti, of, spoke with Joan Morgan McGivern, of Counsel with the firm. Learn More
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