At the Law Offices of Mark A. Cuthbertson, our philosophy is to provide our clients with outstanding legal representation and exceptional personal service. We have the resources and experience to represent you in the following areas:
The firm represents several municipalities and municipal agencies, including towns, villages, school districts, industrial development agencies, and community development agencies, in both litigation and transactions.
The firm represents buyers, sellers, private corporations, landlords, tenants, brokers, developers, community development agencies, industrial development agencies, and other municipalities, in a full range of real estate transactions. We have worked on many matters in the Town of Babylon and Brookhaven. Our real estate practice encompasses all the issues of development, financing, condemnation, zoning, construction, purchase, sale and leasing of real property.
The firm represents several cemeteries, including the largest non-denominational cemetery in the state of New York, in a wide variety of matters, including land use, land acquisition, labor negotiations, disinterment proceedings, and general litigation. The firm also provides advise on all issues related to their operation under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.
The firm has also represented numerous individuals in disinterment proceedings, as well as proceedings under the Public Health Law to resolve disputes over the place and manner of the disposition of a loved one's remains.
The firm’s attorneys represent zoning applicants, including residential owners, real estate developers, and private corporations in all phases of residential, commercial and industrial development.
Economic and Community Development Law
The firm provides legal services for development and redevelopment activities that involve state and local governing bodies and related public entities. The firm is agency counsel to an Industrial Development Agency and has represented applicants before, town and county industrial development agencies. We offer extensive legal services in the creation of legal and financial strategies for economic and community development projects, as well as business location and expansion projects.
The firms attorneys have years of experience in a broad range of cases and legal issues. Our clients include individuals, municipalities, school districts, cemeteries, and companies in a wide range of industries.
Tax Certiorari and Condemnations
The firm’s attorneys have experience in handling tax applications and proceedings for all types of properties. We have obtained substantial reductions in assessed values for developers, property owners and managers of commercial, retail and residential buildings. The firm is also experienced in handling all aspects of the condemnation process.
The firm has been involved on behalf of clients in many aspects of regulation by the Surface Transportation Board and its predecessor, the Interstate Commerce Commission. This includes transactions and other projects for which STB approval or exemption is required. The firm has also represented clients in dealings with the Long Island Rail Road with respect to the planned Double Track project.
Labor and Employment Law
The firm counsels and trains our clients on contract interpretation and enforcement, progressive discipline, and the rights and responsibilities of management and labor. The firm advises its clients with regard to, among others, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, the Taylor Law, and the Civil Service Law. In addition, the firm provides its clients with the knowledge they need to comply with these laws and successfully avoid discrimination and other employment related claims. Our attorneys are well-versed in the increasingly complex area of law which governs the wages, overtime and hours of employees. For instance, our attorneys can assist clients in bringing or defending a claim relating to wages, overtime, gratuities, or hours under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or the applicable New York State law. The firm represents public and private sector employers in litigation before federal and state courts, as well as federal, state, and local administrative agencies, including, but not limited to, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Federal EEOC.