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G. William Germano Jr. (Billy) focuses primarily on five areas of practice:

I. Land Use and Zoning Proceedings. Billy represents property owners, developers, small businesses and corporations in obtaining municipal approvals for simple and complex land development projects. He regularly appears before municipal boards on behalf of individual and corporate clients in connection with zoning and site plan approvals, real estate development projects, and related matters.

II. Commercial Real Estate Transactions. Billy has significant experience in commercial real estate sales and acquisitions. In addition to preparation and negotiations of purchase and sale contracts, Billy works with property owners, developers, engineers, and experts on all aspects of a deal, including due diligence review, title examination, and closing. Billy also represents both owners and tenants on all types of leases, subleases, and ground leases.

III. Small Business. Billy also practices in the area of small business, regularly preparing company agreements, articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements, and asset purchase agreements.

IV. Litigation. Billy began his career in litigation before joining Germano & Cahill, P.C. He was an associate of the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, a recognized Civil Rights litigation firm. He handled cases, many of which were highly publicized, involving local government regulation in a variety of local, state, and federal forums pertaining to the federal and state constitutions. More recently, he handles litigation matters in connection with his other areas of practice, often resolving disputes in effort to reduce litigation fees, close a transaction, and cure code violations.

V. Estate Planning and Probate. Billy assists individual clients in developing appropriate estate plans, which may include preparing wills or trust-based plans, powers of attorney, healthcare proxies, and living wills. Billy also represents clients during often difficult times with probate, administration, and inventory of estates. He been appointed by the Surrogate’s Court to act as an attorney-fiduciary for estate administration.

While always ensuring the best possible resolutions, Billy brings professionalism and assurance, and counsels his clients to make the best possible decisions based on the circumstances presented.

Billy is admitted to practice in the State of New York and United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He received his B.A. from Ithaca College in 2005 and J.D. from Touro Law School in 2008.

Areas of Practice

Real Property Law; Real Estate Law; Commercial Real Estate Sales, Leases, and Transactions; Development, Zoning and Land Use; Industrial Development Agency Transactions; Small Business; Business Law; Corporate Law; Municipal Law; Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Probate; Estate Administration.

You can contact Billy at: [email protected]