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  • Semlear v. Incorporated Village of Quogue, 127 A.D.3d 1062 (2d Dep’t 2015) (won landmark case determining that the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton had no power to regulate dune restorations in incorporated villages because their jurisdiction over ocean beaches was limited by the legislature in 1818 to regulation only of seaweed-gathering, fishing, and other traditional activities)
  • Petrello v. White, 412 F. Supp. 2d 215 (E.D.N.Y. 2006), aff’d, 344 Fed. Appx. 651 (2d Cir. 2009) (drafted winning briefs in District Court and on appeal to Second Circuit obtaining specific performance for buyer of oceanfront property in Sagaponack)
  • McLoughlin v. McLoughlin, 67 A.D.3d 751 (2d Dep’t 2009) (won judgment in a partition case requiring buyout of client’s interest in property in Southampton Estate Section, after a non-jury trial that I first-chaired; judgment affirmed on appeal)
  • Von Blomberg v. Garis, 44 A.D.3d 1033 (2d Dep’t 2007) (won summary judgment dismissing claim of fraud and reformation of deed to East Hampton property)
  • Reis v. Coron, 37 A.D.3d 803 (2d Dep’t 2007) (won summary judgment dismissing claim of adverse possession of East Hampton property)
  • J.C. Tarr, Q.P.R.T. v. Delsener, 19 A.D.3d 548 (2d Dep’t 2005); aff’d in part, mod. in part 70 A.D.3d 774 (2d Dep’t 2010) (won partial summary judgment in easement dispute involving property in East Hampton Estate Section; affirmed with modifications on appeal)
  • Eckel v. Francis, 5 A.D.3d 719 (2d Dep’t 2004) (won summary judgment on appeal on behalf of seller of property on Meadow Lane in Southampton Village, dismissing purchaser’s claim of specific performance)

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