Frederick Turner

Frederick Turner

Turner & Turner
  • Municipal Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Appeals & Appellate...
  • Eastern District of NY, New York, Southern District of NY
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Summary

Turner and Turner was established in 1996 and has provided high-quality legal representation to clients in the business, real estate, environmental and municipal community ever since. Turner & Turner is dedicated to staying at the leading edge of emerging issues and trends providing our clients unparalleled scholarship. Our record of achievement speaks for itself.

Practice Areas
  • Municipal Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Zoning
  • Planning/ Land Use
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees and rates vary depending on the facts & complexity of the particular matter. An initial consulation is free. Alternative fee and flexible fee arrangements are available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of NY
New York
Southern District of NY
2nd Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Principal
Turner & Turner
- Current
Civil Litigation boutique concentrating in zoning, planning, land use development, environmental law, including SEQRA, and government permitting and approvals.
Counsel
Snyder & Snyder, LLP
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Responsible for strategizing & managing all aspects of numerious litigation matters on behalf of various municipal and private clients, including Fortune 500 corporations. Concentration in land use, zoning and planning; real estate litigation; environmental law. Responsible for coordinating New York State litigation of a nation-wide class action on behalf of Nextel Communications.
Vilage Attorney
Village of Elmsford
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Performed all municipal legal services as needed and as required, including re-codification of the Village Code; prosecuted various litigation matters and provided general counsel/ compliance advice to municipal boards and departments as needed. Special Counsel to the Village of Elmsford, April 2003 to present.
Town Attorney
Town of Greenburgh
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Responsible for management, supervision and daily administration of municipal law office of seven employees; $700,000 annual budget. Supervised four deputy attorneys, and support personnel. The Town Attorney is the official charged with ultimate responsibility for all litigation and ensuring compliance with all aspects of municipal law and provides advice and counsel on all aspects of municipal government, including land-use (planning, zoning, environmental review), labor/ personnel issues, real property taxation, (i.e., tax collection, in rem foreclosure and RPTL Art. 7 tax certiorari), code enforcement and contract negotiation and execution; provides legal services to the Supervisor, Town Board and each department on various matters, as needed, including monitoring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations as necessary.
Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureau
Office of the NYS Attorney General
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Served in the Environmental Protection Bureau and represented the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Responsible for all aspects of civil and criminal enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, including: criminal and civil investigation & prosecution of hazardous waste regulations; conducted Grand Jury investigations; conducted civil and criminal trials; wrote civil and criminal appeals; reviewed and commented on proposed legislation; coordination of multi-party litigation; counsel to client agency, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Specialized in issues relating to SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act), solid waste, storm water and wetlands.
Appellate Counsel
NYC Legal Aid Society
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Responsible for all aspects of post-conviction criminal appeals before the state and federal courts on behalf of indigent defendants. Researched, wrote and argued numerous motions and appellate briefs in connection with various post-conviction proceedings.
Assistant Corporation Counsel
NYC Corporation Counsel
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Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department, Commercial Litigation, trial assistant in the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Bureaus. Responsible for all aspects of tax certiorari and condemnation matters; conducted discovery and depositions for trial; researched and wrote legal memoranda, motions and appellate briefs; analyzed financial documents and audits; negotiated settlements; drafted contracts and agreements for outside agencies. Assigned to a commercial litigation team handling $32 million subway construction claim
Education
Syracuse University
MPA | Government/ Public Policy
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Syracuse University
J.D. (1980) | Law
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Honors: Law Review; Dean's List; Graduate Assistant; Research Assistant.
Ithaca College
B.A. | Politics/ Philosophy
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Honors: Dean's List; graduated cum laude.
Professional Associations
NYS Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: State of New York; United States District Court, Southern District of New York; United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; United States Supreme Court.
Westchester County Bar Association
Member
Current
NYS Bar Association
Environmental Law Committee
Current
NYS Bar Association
Municipal Law Committee
Current
New York State Bar # 1738277
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality & Efficiency
The World Bank
Doing Business 2015: Beyond Efficiency
The World Bank
Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations
The World Bank
Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations
The World Bank
Responding to Municipal Code Prosecutions
New York Law Journal
Doing Business 2007: How to Reform
The World Bank
Doing Business in 2006: Creating Jobs
The World Bank
Can you Dig it? FCC Issues Three New Rules Involving "Digging"
New York Law Journal
Real Property Taxation of Wireless Communication Facilities
New York Law Journal,
FCC Narrows Local Regulatory Authority Over Satellite Antennas
NYSBA Municipal Lawyer, March/ April 1996, Vol. 10, No. 2.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Turner & Turner
305 Old Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY 10603
USA
Telephone: (914) 885-9300