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"My involvement in the Land Use & Zoning Practice Area has afforded me the opportunity to pursue my passion of creating neighborhoods and communities."



Jeff is Barclay Damon’s Land Use & Zoning Practice Area chair. With over 30 years of legal experience, he counsels clients on a wide variety of environmental and real estate matters involving real estate development, land-use planning, use and area variances, zonings, site-plan and subdivision approvals, residential and commercial sales, and state regulatory procedures.

Jeff handles development projects from their inception at land acquisition through final approvals, including litigation, and has been involved in numerous environmental reviews through the NYS Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process. He has additional experience with state and federal regulations for wetlands.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County, Environmental Law and Real Estate Law Committees
  • California Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Buffalo Niagara Builders Association, Former President
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • New York State Builders Association, Former Industry Task Force Member

Representative Experience

  • Obtained municipal entitlements for a national company on a 50 million student-housing facility in Amherst, New York, including zoning, variances, and site-plan approval.
  • Obtained municipal entitlements for numerous residential-housing developers and builders in obtaining approvals for single- and multi-family developments.
  • Obtained successful reversals from the NYS Supreme Court in Article 78 proceedings against various municipalities.
  • Obtained approvals for a yogurt production plant with industrial development agency assistance.
  • Successfully represented a national car-sales company in obtaining rezoning, variance, and site plan approvals despite intense opposition.
  • Represented a national developer in obtaining approvals for a traditional neighborhood designed mixed-use development.
  • Prepared an environmental impact statement on a major residential subdivision and obtained all municipal approvals.

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Partner
  • Renaldo, Myers, Regan & Palumbo, P.C., Partner

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law, 2008-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Buffalo Lawyer of the Year, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2017 and 2019
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Land Use & Zoning, 2014 and 2016-2019
  • Buffalo Business First, Legal Elite of Western New York, 2013 and 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Buffalo Lawyer of the Year, Environmental, 2016

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