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Blanchard & Wilson is a small, client-oriented, municipal, and real estate law firm serving the needs of individuals and communities in the lower Hudson Valley Region and beyond.  We bring over twenty years of experience to the municipal, land use, environmental and related law fields and believe that by bringing our similar skills together as a team we can serve smaller/mid-size municipalities and private clients with intellect, integrity, and authenticity. We have deep personal and professional roots in the Hudson Valley—a fact that shapes how we do business. Through our experience, we have gained a thorough understanding of local dynamics, land use issues, inter- and intra-governmental concerns, contractual issues, and overall development concerns in the many communities with whom we have worked—an understanding that helps us serve our clients. Most importantly, we believe that good communication with clients is essential to ensure their needs are being met.

We are well-versed in General Municipal Law, Public Officers Law (including FOIL and the Open Meetings Law), General Town Law, Local Finance Law, creation of local development corporations and other public authorities, and understand the how the Civil Service Law works and is administered.  In addition, we have handled several Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, Civil Rights Act, and SEQRA litigation matters for municipalities.  The firm is capable of providing timely memoranda, briefs, and any other litigation related documents.

Over the years, our Partners, Mark and  Kristen, have represented numerous municipalities in a variety of capacities – as full time employees, independent contractors and as special counsel on civil rights, environmental and land use litigation.  We have represented and currently represent small communities such as the Town of Dobbs Ferry and the City of Rye and much larger municipalities such as the Cities of Yonkers and New Rochelle.

In addition to our Partners, Alan Rothschild, Esq. and Dennis Lynch, Esq. are Of Counsel to the firm and we have several interns/recent law graduates who focused their studies on municipal law working at our firm.

Mark W. Blanchard

Partner

Licensed to practice law in NY
Also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Experience

Mark has been a practicing attorney since 2004 and has an extensive background in municipal law. He has served as the Corporation Counsel to the cities of Yonkers, Peekskill and New Rochelle.  Mark also been senior counsel to the firm of Harris Beach PLLC, and practiced within its Municipal Law and Public Finance practice groups. Mark is currently representing private developers with projects in Westchester County and is also representing municipalities in Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties.  In addition to land-use and real estate matters, Mark handles a wide variety of civil litigation and mediation issues.Read more

Kristen K. Wilson

Partner

Licensed to practice law in NY & CT
Also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

Experience

Kristen litigates, mediates, and negotiates on behalf of a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors.  She represents both municipalities and developers in all aspects of land use law, environmental law, zoning law, real estate, and the State Environmental Quality Review Act.  She currently serves as the City of Rye’s Corporation Counsel and City Prosecutor and as counsel to the Town of Yorktown Planning Board.  In addition, Ms. Wilson handles a variety of litigation for private clients and appears before various courts, municipal boards and administrative agencies seeking approvals for development projects and real estate transactions.Read more

Contact Us

To contact Blanchard & Wilson fill out the email form below or call (914) 461-0280.

235 Main Street / Suite 330 / White Plains, New York 10601
P (914) 461-0280 F (914) 461-2369