Lori Lee Dickson
Lori Lee Dickson, who concentrates in municipal law, is a member of our Municipal Law & Land Use and Commercial Litigation groups. She provides counsel to municipalities and other entities regarding various aspects of local government and corporate functions, including day-to-day operations and land use, zoning and other real property matters. She also serves as General Counsel to the Westchester Joint Water Works. Her litigation experience includes the defense of determinations by various municipal boards at the trial court and appellate levels, including zoning appeals, land use decisions and SEQRA compliance. Before joining the firm, Lori Lee served in-house as Corporation Counsel for the Village of Ossining (2011-2016). Prior to completing her law degree, she taught English and reading in middle and high school. Lori Lee brings a wide range of experience to representing her clients.
Areas of Experience
- Represented private clients with real property transactions and provided advice on occupancy, development, title issues and SEQRA compliance.
- Conducted title, commercial lease and contract review, prepared analyses and memoranda, negotiated and drafted necessary agreements.
- Provided municipal clients and public entities with legal opinions and interpretations as requested and drafted detailed findings and resolutions in multiple areas of governmental and other corporate concerns.
- Advised clients and engaged in advocacy as part of a team of professionals involving development projects ranging from simple structures to large-scale, multi-use endeavors.
In the Matter of the Application of AVC Properties LLC v. The Village of Mamaroneck Zoning Board of Appeals, et al. (Sup. Ct. Westchester, Index Nos. 59146 and 62808/2018)
McCarthy Fingar’s Municipal Law & Land Use lawyers are often defending decisions made by our municipal clients. Here, James K. Landau and Lori Lee Dickson successfully obtained the dismissal of two Article 78 petitions brought by AVC Properties, a landowner and developer who sought to appeal from resolutions issued by against firm client Village of Mamaroneck Zoning Board of Appeals (the “ZBA”). The Court agreed with ZBA’s argument that challenges to its resolutions were not ripe for judicial review because the resolutions were not final and any claimed harm by the landowner may be prevented, ameliorated or rendered moot by further steps available to petitioner and further administrative action.[Read in full]
- New York State Bar Association (Local and State Government Law Section)
- Westchester Women’s Bar Association (Women in the Law, Mentoring volunteer)
- Member, Friends of the Sing Sing Prison Museum
- Fairleigh Dickinson University (Emeritus Member of the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association; Past President & Member, University Board of Trustees [2005-07]; Board Development & Alumni-in-Admissions Committees)
- Sound Shore Figure Skating Inc. (non-profit) (Co-Founder/President Emeritus)