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.

Mr. Guardino is resident in our Hauppauge office.

John C. Armentano

John C. Armentano is counsel 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.

Mr. Armentano is resident in our Hauppauge office.

Philip A. Butler

Philip A. Butler (Phil) is counsel at Farrell Fritz, concentrating in land use and zoning and municipal law.  Mr. Butler represents clients on land use applications across Long Island and in municipal litigation, including Article 78 proceedings and enforcement proceedings in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  He previously served as Village Attorney for villages in both counties and as general counsel for a number of public libraries and fire and water districts.  Mr. Butler holds a J. D. from St. John’s University School of Law and a B. A. in History and Political Science from Hofstra University.

Mr. Butler is resident in our Hauppauge office.

Jesse Hiney

Jesse Hiney provides counsel to a broad spectrum of developers, investors, and businesses in all aspects of environmental law, including brownfield redevelopment, hazardous and solid waste, and occupational health and safety matters. His practice centers on the evaluation and allocation of environmental risk in a transactional setting. Mr. Hiney has advised on numerous business and asset acquisitions, sales and financings. He holds a J. D. from from New York Law School, cum laude, and a B. A. from Alfred University.

Mr. Hiney is resident in our Hauppauge office.

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.

Mr. Webb is resident in our Uniondale office.