Anthony C. Pasca Partner
Anthony Pasca joined the firm in 1998 and has been a partner since 2006. He maintains active litigation, land use, and real estate practices.
Anthony began his legal career primarily as an appellate practitioner, drafting hundreds of appeal briefs and complex motions for attorneys in New York and throughout the United States. Since joining the firm, his appellate practice includes representing the firm’s clients, as well as serving as “appellate counsel” to other attorneys and their clients. Some of his appeals have resulted in opinions that became precedent within their areas of law, including zoning and “SEQRA” issues, contract disputes over downpayments and “specific performance,” and inverse condemnation (regulatory takings) claims.
In his general litigation practice, Anthony represents individuals, businesses, landowners, and municipalities in such areas as zoning, environmental, and municipal law, contested real estate transactions, and title disputes. Through “Article 78” proceedings, which are special proceedings used to challenge governmental decisions, Anthony has helped overturn more than two dozen decisions from different town, village, and state agencies, including decisions of the
At the same time, Anthony is often called upon to defend his clients’ permits, and he regularly works with the respective Town, Village, and State attorneys to coordinate a defense to those proceedings.
Anthony’s administrative land use practice is benefitted from his dual perspective of sitting on both sides of the table. On the public side, since 2005 he has served as special counsel to the Shelter Island Town Planning Board, and in 2014 he was appointed as a Village Attorney for Westhampton Beach. On the private side, he represents landowners who are seeking variances from zoning boards, site plan or subdivision approvals from planning boards, wetland permits from conservation boards, coastal erosion permits from the local “CEHA” boards, environmental review decisions under SEQRA, and other types of land use approvals.
As a real estate attorney, Anthony represents buyers, sellers, and builders of residential homes and parcels in the Hamptons. Utilizing his experiences from his land use and litigation practices, Anthony works to protect his clients from the contractual, title, zoning, and environmental issues that can often arise in the Hamptons’ unique markets. His land use and title experience also enables him to assist buyers with their due diligence prior to entering into contracts.
Originally from Long Island, Anthony attended Cornell University before returning to study law on a full-tuition academic grant at Hofstra University School of Law, where he also served on the Hofstra Law Review.
Anthony has received Martindale Hubbell’s highest “AV” rating from its peer review process, as well as its selection beginning in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, Land Use and Zoning, and Appellate Law. Since 2014, he has been included in Thompson-Reuter’s list of NY Metro Area “SuperLawyers.”
Anthony C. Pasca