Scales of Justice Jerold S. Slate - Attorney and Counselor at Law

Attorney and Counselor at Law

62 East Main Street
Wappingers Falls, New York 12590
Tel: (845) 471-4141

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Law Office of Jerold S. Slate

(845) 293-0273

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Challenging Government Decisions

 in NeW York

If you have been adversely affected by a decision or action by a New York State or municipal agency, New York Law (CPLR Article 78) provides a special procedure to challenge the government decision and/or action by judicial review in State Supreme Courts. The legal process can be complex. When you contest government action or decision making that affects you, you will want to have a lawyer represent you that has experience in these special proceedings.

The Right Choice for Your Situation

The Law Office of Jerold S. Slate is led by an attorney who served as a state assistant attorney general, and that experience can be very valuable in these kinds of cases. Only certain questions and issues can be raised during Article 78 proceedings, so knowing how to pursue your desired resolution without breaching the established boundaries is critical. 

Knowing how to pursue your desired resolution is best  entrusted to an attorney who has experience in challenging Government decisions that have directly affected you. 

  1. Whether the body or officer failed to perform a duty enjoined upon it by law; or
  2. Whether the body or officer proceeded, is proceeding, or is about to proceed without or in excess of jurisdiction; or
  3. Whether a determination was made in violation of lawful procedure, was affected by an error of law or was arbitrary and capricious or an abuse of discretion, including abuse of discretion as to the measure or mode of penalty or discipline imposed; or
  4. Whether a determination made as a result of a hearing held, and at which evidence was taken, pursuant to direction by law is, on the entire record, supported by substantial evidence.
Business People

These proceedings can be applied in several different kinds of situations. Get in touch with us as soon as possible if you want to know more about utilizing Article 78 to challenge decisions involving:

* Licenses and Permits

* Disciplinary Determinations

* Zoning Decisions

* Parole Appeals

* Termination of Government Employment

* Tax Matters

* Other Proceedings