Brian S. Stolar, an experienced attorney in land use, zoning, environmental compliance, real estate development, commercial real estate, and municipal law, is joining Harris Beach PLLC as a Senior Counsel.
Brian represents real estate developers, small businesses, major corporations and property owners in the development of residential, commercial and industrial properties, and serves as general counsel and special counsel to numerous municipalities and zoning and planning boards.
Brian’s portfolio of work includes significant projects across the region, including apartment buildings, office buildings, retail and drug stores, residential subdivisions, a 250-megawatt electric generating facility, zoning changes and site plan approvals. His skillset enables him to gain difficult-to-obtain approvals, including an apartment building project that required approvals from four different municipalities.
As counsel to local governments, Brian advises elected officials and staff on operations, procedures, administration, and compliance with federal, state and local laws. He also guides municipal boards and departments, drafts land use and general regulatory legislation, and prosecutes and defends land use challenges, constitutional claims and all municipal and regulatory litigation.
Brian serves as Village Attorney in Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Neck, Sea Cliff, and Woodsburgh and has been serving as counsel to the Great Neck Estates and North Hills zoning boards. He previously held similar roles in the villages of Great Neck, Kings Point, Oyster Bay Cove, Port Washington North and Roslyn Estates.
A 1993 graduate of the Boston University School of Law, Brian serves as an Advisory Board member for the Touro Law Center Institute on Land Use and Sustainable Development Law. He has taught continuing legal education courses and published several articles on land use law, planning law and the law of eminent domain.
Brian has lectured on land use and municipal law topics for the Nassau County Bar Association, the Nassau County Planning Federation and the National Business Institute. He has served as guest commentator in connection with land use and eminent domain issues.
About Harris Beach
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