CLE | Eminent Domain and I-81: What Does This Road Ahead Look Like?

WHEN: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | TIME: 4 to 5:30 p.m. | WHERE: CNY Philanthropy Center, Ballroom, 431 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse | MCLE: 1.0 Professional Practice | COST: FREE (Yup!)| This CLE is appropriate for all levels of attorney, established and newly admitted. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED!


This Free CLE seminar wraps up a 3-part Discussion Series on proposed changes on I-81 — the major thoroughfare that runs through Syracuse. Update your knowledge of the laws and statutes relative to Eminent Domain — and what it may mean for the homes and businesses near the interstate highway — when you register for this course.




Michael A. Fogel, Esq.  Mr. Fogel’s practice focuses on the areas of environmental law, land use, zoning, real estate development, and litigation. He represents clients throughout New York in connection with securing the federal, state and local municipal approvals necessary to develop property into industrial, commercial and residential uses. This development work regularly involves matters involving compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the Mined Land Reclamation Law (MLRL), National Environmental Protection Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act and other federal and state environmental laws and regulations. In connection with this work, Mr. Fogel regularly represents clients before administrative agencies, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Army Corps of Engineers, the New York State Department of Transportation, and before municipal boards throughout New York State.

Mr. Fogel is a magna cum laude graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law and received a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, U.S. District Court – Northern District of New York, and the U. S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Patrick D. Donnelly, Esq.  Mr. Donnelly’s practice areas include, among others, real property tax and eminent domain law. He has successfully represented property owners and government entities in eminent domain proceedings. He has represented owners and tenants of commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential property and religious and non-profit organizations.

He has represented petitioners, including owners and tenants, and respondents, including municipalities and school districts, in Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) Article 7 proceedings. He has experience working with assessors, filing exemption applications and grievance complaints, appearing before assessment review boards, in small claims assessment review (SCAR) proceedings, correcting errors on assessment rolls and in appraisal review and valuation litigation.

Patrick grew up in Central New York and received his undergraduate degree from Long Island University. He holds a MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and received his juris doctorate at Pace Law School where he was an editor on the Pace Environmental Law Review and has won awards for his legal writing.

He is admitted to practice law in New York State, New Jersey, U.S. District Court – Northern District of New York, U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York.

Kathleen Joy, Esq. 



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