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Guy W. Germano concentrates his practice on real property law and development, zoning and land use, corporate law, municipal law and environmental regulatory proceedings. He has represented clients on zoning and land use matters before numerous county, town and village boards and agencies. Mr. Germano’s practice also includes representation of clients in all phases of real estate acquisitions including long-term building and ground leasing and industrial development agency transactions. He has been counsel for a number of major Long Island real estate development projects totaling several million square feet of commercial development and more than 1,000 units of housing.
Prior to forming a partnership with Michael J. Cahill in 2003, Mr. Germano was a partner at McMillan, Rather, Bennett & Rigano, P.C. From 1992 through 1997, Mr. Germano was Executive Vice President and General Counsel to Parr General Contracting Company Inc., a full-service development and building construction company based on Long Island and specializing in office, industrial and substantial residential development and construction projects. He was responsible for all zoning, land use and related municipal development issues as well as construction contracts and the general management of several large construction projects.
Previously, Mr. Germano was a Partner in the Real Estate Department at Rivkin, Radler & Kremer. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Germano was Town Attorney for the Town of Islip. As Town Attorney, he was responsible for all litigation and other legal matters on behalf of the Town, including zoning, condemnation, solid waste management, tax certiorari, environmental and all other regulatory matters. Mr. Germano was also responsible for conducting all contract negotiations and real property transactions and was counsel to the Town of Islip Industrial Development Agency. He represented the Town of Islip in the purchase and transfer of the 750-acre Central Islip State Hospital from the State of New York to the New York Institute of Technology, for the development of a college and research industrial park. As counsel to Islip’s MacArthur Airport, Mr. Germano negotiated all commercial leases at the airport with a total value in excess of $2 million per year. Prior to his appointment as Town Attorney in January 1984, Mr. Germano served as Deputy Town Attorney and Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Islip for six and one-half years. From 1973 to 1977, he was an Associate Appellate Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of New York.
Mr. Germano received his Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1973, where he was Research Editor of the Hofstra Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1970. Mr. Germano was admitted to the New York Bar in 1974, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Germano has served on numerous community associations and not-for-profit boards and he has lectured on land use and development issues for the New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations.
You can contact Guy at: [email protected]