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William Maker, Jr. | Partner

Wiilliam Maker, Jr.
Main Office
RYE, NY
Tel: 914.925.1010
Fax: 914.925.1011
350 Theodore Fremd Ave
Rye, New York 10580

Yorktown Heights, NY
Tel: 914.245.2440
Fax: 914.245.7403
2074 Crompond Rd
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598

NYC Office
(By Appointment Only)
500 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10110
EMAIL WILLIAM MAKER, JR
Bill has practiced law for over 40 years, focusing on municipal law, tax certiorari (reduction of real property taxes), commercial litigation, real property litigation, land use (zoning, variances, site plans), and contracts. During that time he has served as an attorney for numerous municipalities in Westchester County, beginning with a six year stint as Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Harrison. Currently he is Counsel for the Town of Mamaroneck, a post he has held for almost 20 years.

Bill has appeared before the New York Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court for the First, Second and Third Judicial Departments, the United States District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York as well as the New York Supreme Court in the Counties of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Nassau, Saratoga and Suffolk and in each of the boroughs of the City of New York. In total, Bill has been counsel in 60 reported decisions rendered by the state and federal courts of New York. 

His article "What Do Grapes and Federal Lawsuits Have in Common? Both Must Be Ripe"
appeared in the 2010-2011 Albany Law Review (74 Alb. L. Rev. 819) and was cited in three separate cases where the petitioners applied for permission to appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Another of his articles, "Of Keystrokes and Ballpoints — Real Estate, the Statute of Frauds and the Electronic Age" , which he wrote for the New York State Bar Association Journal was cited by the Appellate Division m Naldi v Grunberg (80 AD3d 1 [1st Dept 2010]).

Education

LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1982

J.D., New York University School of Law, 1975
B.A. in Economics, Queens College of the City
University of New York, 1972

Honors:
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Queens College

Member of Phi Beta Kappa Society

Member of Omicron Delta Epsilon
(Honor Society in Economics)

CAREER:

Partner, Maker, Fragale & Di Costanzo, LLP
Rye, New York | July 1, 2015 to present

Partner, McMillan, Constabile, Maker & Perone, LLP
Larchmont, New York | February 1, 1994 to June 30, 2015

Partner, Campbell, McMillan, Bosco, Penzel & Maker
New Rochelle, New York | June 1, 1981 to January 31, 1994

Associate and Partner, Fanelli, Moore, Bosco, Penzel & McMillan
New Rochelle, New York | July 21, 1976 to May 31, 1981

Law Clerk, Wynn, Blattmachr, Campbell & Milas
New York City (Counsel to Olin Foundation, Inc.) | 1975-76

Title Examiner, U.S. Life Title Insurance Company
New York City, 1973

Areas of Concentration

Municipal Law and Land Use
Tax Certiorari 
Commercial and Real Property Litigation
Trusts and Estates 

Bar Admissions

State of New York, 1976
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1978
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1978
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1982
United States Tax Court, 1982
United States Supreme Court, 1990

Special Counsel

Town of Harrison for tax lien foreclosure (2018-

Town of Rye for tax certiorari proceedings (2016-

City of Peekskill for tax certiorari proceedings (2016-

Town of Greenburgh for a tax certiorari proceeding (2015-

Attorney for the Town of Mamaroneck (2001-present)

Arbitrator for the Westchester County Supreme Court (1997-present)

Counsel to the Town of Harrison in its personal injury litigation (1995-1997)

Labor Negotiator for the Town of Harrison (1986-89)

Deputy Town Attorney of the Town of Harrison (1984-89)

City of New Rochelle (1987-88)

Village of Bronxville (1982-87)

Town of North Salem (1979-82)
Please click here to read William's Curriculum Vitae

Practice Areas

Municipal Law and Land Use

Commercial and Real Property Litigation

Trusts and Estates 

Tax Certiorari

Our Offices

Yorktown Heights Office

Tel: 914.245.2440
Fax: 914.245.7403
2074 Crompond Rd
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598

Main Office

Rye 

Tel: 914.925.1010
Fax: 914.925.1011
350 Theodore Fremd Ave
Rye, New York 10580

NYC Office

(By Appointment Only)
500 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10110
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