Lino is a land use and real estate attorney who uses his considerable commercial litigation and transaction skills in representing clients on zoning, municipal, leasing, transactional and environmental matters.
Lino has extensive experience defending governmental agencies, developers, municipalities and private sector clients in zoning, real estate development, civil rights, discrimination in employment, and environmental matters.
In addition, Lino has a wide range of experience in real estate transactions, encompassing commercial mortgages, construction loans, sales and acquisitions, and leasing. He represents sellers, buyers and public benefit corporations (Industrial Development Agencies) in various transactions involving commercial/industrial/residential properties, and has represented lenders in workouts, mortgage closings and commercial loan transactions.
Lino represents developers, municipalities, for-profit and nonprofit entities, institutions, IDAs and other clients on a wide variety of commercial, residential, mixed use and commercial/industrial projects. He counsels clients on environmental and regulatory issues, and has drafted numerous land use ordinances and regulations. Lino regularly appears before planning, zoning and legislative boards processing all types of land development applications. In addition, Lino has assisted management companies, developers, owners and association groups with their legal challenges.
Lino provides strategic legal guidance to bring projects to fruition quickly, efficiently and effectively. This approach helps in sorting out complicated land use regulations, permit requirements and detailed environmental impact reviews that can thwart a project. When necessary, he brings to bear his substantial experience representing clients before state and federal courts on zoning and land use controversies, as well as environmental and real estate matters.
Commercial Real Estate Lending
Lino has represented corporations, developers, partnerships, funds and trusts in the acquisition of land, establishment of a credit history, and selection of lenders, including banks, independent lenders, insurance companies, private investors and other capital sources.
Lino has successfully litigated numerous complex cases in state and federal courts at the trial and appeal levels and defending municipalities in claims brought under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. He served as village and town attorney, as well as special counsel, for numerous municipalities. In his capacity as Village and Town attorney he has been involved in representations related to Collective Bargaining Agreements, law enforcement agreements, and numerous disciplinary proceedings.
- Marist College B.A. 1994
- Pace Law School, J.D. 1997
- New York 1998 and New Jersey 1997
- US Supreme Court
- Southern District of NY
- Eastern District of NY
- Federal District of NJ
- Rockland County Bar Association
- Westchester County Bar Association
- Order of the Sons of Italy Lodge 2176
- Ancient Order of Hibernians Division III
- Deputy Village Attorney – Village of Piermont