Anthony S. Guardino

Anthony S. Guardino is a partner concentrating in land use, zoning, municipal and environmental law.  He regularly appears before municipal boards in connection with a broad range of land use and zoning matters, such as applications for change of zone, variances, special permits, and site plan approval.  Mr. Guardino also serves as counsel to several villages in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Mr. Guardino regularly authors a column for the New York Law Journal on zoning and land use planning matters, and is a frequent lecturer at seminars on land use and zoning law and the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”).  Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, he was a land use planner with a New York City-based development consulting firm, where he obtained significant knowledge and experience in the areas of land use planning, zoning and environmental regulation.

Mr. Guardino earned his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law; his Master of Arts degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles; and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Pitzer College.  He is admitted to practice before the New York and New Jersey State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

John C. Armentano

John C. Armentano is a partner in the commercial litigation department, concentrating in land use and municipal law. He is well-versed in all aspects of land use, SEQRA and environmental rules and regulations, including Brownfields and Green Buildings regulations.

Mr. Armentano has held positions as Planner II at the Nassau County Planning Commission, Acting Chairman at the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District and as Environmental Planner at a Melville-based engineering and consulting firm.

Mr. Armentano earned his Juris Doctor degree from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center; his Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Long Island University; and his Bachelor of Arts degree from College of the Holy Cross. He is admitted to practice in all New York State Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

John Stellakis

John C. Stellakis is experienced in land use and zoning cases, municipal matters, and environmental law, as well as commercial and residential real estate and landlord-tenant relations and proceedings. John prepares and presents zoning applications and appeals at public hearings, works closely with engineers, architects and lenders, counsels municipalities in the drafting and application of their local laws and activities, and litigates Article 78 proceedings and other actions and proceedings in state and federal court.

Michael L. Webb

Michael L. Webb frequently represents banks and borrowers, including hospitals, health systems, educational institutions and general corporate clients, in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures, and taxable and tax-exempt financing arrangements. He has previously worked with landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers of commercial, retail and industrial properties around the country and investors and stakeholders in both simple and complex property transactions.

Laura Fallick

Laura Fallick represents corporate and individual real estate clients in the sale, acquisition, development, and financing of commercial and residential real estate. Laura also represents landlords and tenants in leasing transactions, and private and institutional lenders in commercial financing transactions.

Previously, Laura was a law clerk and summer associate at the firm. Prior to her experience at Farrell Fritz, Laura held a variety of legal intern, work and volunteer experiences.

Kylie Springs

Kylie R. Springs assists in the representation of landlords and tenants in commercial leases, buyers and sellers of commercial properties, and lenders, both banks and non-bank financing companies, and borrowers that use real estate as collateral. Kylie’s practice covers all stages of these transactions from drafting documents, title review and the due diligence process through negotiations and closing.

Kylie was previously a law clerk at Jaspan Schlesinger and the Law Offices of Schauer & Schauer. She was also a judicial intern for the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.