McCarthy Fingar Wins Appeal Concerning Merestead, a Westchester County Park

Frank W. Streng, Surrogate’s Court Lawyers

Representing the County of Westchester, an interdisciplinary team of litigators at McCarthy Fingar, which included James K. Landau, Edward P. Borrelli and Frank W. Streng, won an appeal in Matter of Merestead in the Appellate Division, Second Department.  In Merestead, the Second Department upheld a lower’s denial of an attempt by a neighboring landowner to intervene and dismiss a petition filed by the firm on behalf of its client, the County of Westchester. By the petition, the County seeks to modify or extinguish certain restrictions on the use of Merestead, 130 acres of property donated to the County so that Merestead can better carry out the original intentions of the family that donated the property for various uses, including as a park.