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.
Charlotte A. Biblow
Charlotte A. Biblow is a partner in the environmental, land use & municipal and commercial litigation departments and leads the firm’s environmental law practice group. She counsels clients on federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations, business transactions involving environmental due diligence, audits, environmental permitting, regulatory compliance and investigation, and remediation of environmentally impacted properties, such as brownfields sites, superfund sites and petroleum contamination sites. Ms. Biblow also represents clients in litigation involving environmental and commercial law.
Ms. Biblow writes a column for the New York Law Journal on State Environmental Regulations.
Ms. Biblow received her Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law; her Master of Science in Environmental Health Science from Hunter College; and her Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany. She is admitted to the New York State Courts, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Ms. Biblow is resident in our Uniondale office.
David J. Gilmartin, Jr.
David J. Gilmartin, Jr. is a partner focusing on land use, zoning, real estate, commercial matters and related litigation. Mr. Gilmartin has previously served as Southampton Deputy Town Attorney; Southampton Town Attorney and Special Assistant District Attorney. He served on various municipal boards when he was Southampton Attorney. Mr. Gilmartin has lectured for the Suffolk County Bar Association on zoning and land use. Mr. Gilmartin earned his J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from St. John Fisher College.
Mr. Gilmartin is resident in our Water Mill 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.
Elizabeth E. Vail
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Vail is counsel in the firm’s land use & municipal department. Her practice includes representing clients in commercial litigation and land use and development applications before municipal boards, including zoning and planning boards in towns and villages in Suffolk County. She also represents clients in state and district courts in connection with their litigated matters.
For two years prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Ms. Vail was the Town Attorney for the Town of East Hampton. She also previously served as an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Southampton and as Assistant District Attorney for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Vail is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Ms. Vail earned her Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College. Ms. Vail also studied in Bologna, Italy.
Ms. Vail is resident in our Water Mill office.
Philip A. Butler
Philip A. Butler (Phil) is an associate 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.
Kyle Gruder is an associate at the firm. Mr. Gruder assists the firm’s attorneys in various areas of law, including commercial litigation and land use.
Mr. Gruder earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Stony Brook University. While at Hofstra, he was a staff member and Articles Editor on the Hofstra Law Review. Mr. Gruder was a legal intern for Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP and an intern for United States Congressman Lee M. Zeldin.
Mr. Gruder is resident in our Water Mill office.
John C. Stellakis
John C. Stellakis is an associate in the firm’s land use & municipal department. He is experienced in commercial and residential real estate, landlord-tenant law and land use and zoning, including researching, preparing and presenting applications for town, planning and zoning board hearings. He has represented clients in all aspects of selling and purchasing real estate, preparing and enforcing leases, title disputes, foreclosures and landlord-tenant proceedings.
Mr. Stellakis earned his Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, from Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Mr. Stellakis is resident in our Hauppauge office.