Anthony Gioffre - New York Land Use Attorney – Tony Gioffre – Real Estate Development Lawyer

Anthony B. Gioffre III 914 761 1300

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all love what you are doing." - Pelé

Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Matters + Case Studies
Community Service
Tony is Managing Partner at the firm and was a member of the firm’s Management Committee for over ten years. He practices in real estate development, zoning, environmental law and related litigation. Tony regularly represents national developers, retailers, religious institutions, individuals and the telecommunications industry before municipal and state land use, zoning and environmental agencies. Tony assists clients with all aspects of the land use permitting and regulatory compliance process, including compliance with New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

Tony regularly publishes articles and lectures across the country at Continuing Legal Education Seminars on current land use and zoning issues. He is also a New York State approved real estate instructor.


  • Pace University School of Law, J.D.; 1994
  • Boston College, B.A.; 1991


  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Distinguished Service Award, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University; 2024
  • City & State Westchester Power 100 list; 2022, 2023
  • SuperLawyers® New York Metro Edition, 2020-2023

Professional Associations

  • Westchester County Association Affordable Housing, Task Force Member
  • Westchester County Association, Real Estate Task Force Member
  • Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, Executive Committee and Board Member
  • Port Chester/Rye Bar Association, President; 2000-2012
  • New York State Wireless Association, Regulatory Committee Chairman, Board of Directors 2010-2017
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member

Presentations + Publications

Phased Re-Planning and Legal Challenges in a COVID-19 World
July 16, 2020

Best Practices for Real Estate Planning and Development Virtual Hearings
Westchester County Association
May 29, 2020

The Amazon Deal: A Case Study on Performance-Based Initiatives
WCA and HVEDC 3rd Annual Real Estate Summit
May 2019

Capturing Smart Growth: The Regulatory Net
Pace Land Use Law Center
December 2018

ULI Development 360: Entitlements/Land Use
Urban Land Institute
May 2018

Hudson Valley Visionaries:
A Look Into the Future of Commercial Real Estate

Marist College
April 2018

Transit-Oriented Developments
Pace Law School
March 2018

Development “Chiropractics”: Adjusting to the New Downtown
Pace Land Use Law Center
December 2016
Lecturer and Co-Moderator

Zoning Primer and Recent Trends: Moratoria in Westchester County
Port Chester-Rye Bar Association
April 2016
Author and Lecturer

Superstorm Sandy, Natural Disasters and Wireless Infrastructure
NYSWA 2013 Annual Trade Show & Conference (New York City)

“Supreme Court Upholds FCC Authority to Interpret Congressional Legislation”
Co-Author, 2013

Stadiums/Arena Wireless Deployment, Northeast DAS + Small Cell Forum
In-Building Wireless Workshop Summit (New York City)
October 2012

What We Must Teach Municipalities About Wireless
AGL Northwest Regional Conference (Seattle, WA)
August 2012

What We Must Teach Municipalities About Wireless
AGL Mid-West Regional Conference and Third Annual Missouri / Kansas Trade Show (Overland Park, KA)
June 2012

New Federal Laws and New York Cases – Legal Strategies for Siting Success
NYSWA Annual Trade Show & Conference (Niagara Falls, NY)
June 2012

Wireless Telecommunications Facility Site Acquisition & Zoning Round Table: What will Collocation By Right Mean to You?
AGL East Regional Conference (Bethesda, MD)
April 2012

The Wireless Revolution in Your Town:  Meeting Constituent Demands and Avoiding Political Minefield
Association of Towns of the State of New York Annual Meeting and Training School
(New York, NY)

Creative Approaches to Site Development
AGL Southeast Regional Conference (Hallandale, FL)
November 2011

“New York Zoning Law and Practice Report – Wireless Services, Infrastructure & Zoning: A Time for Local Regulatory Change in New York?”
Co-Author, 2011

Municipalities and the Wireless Revolution: Constituent Demands and Common Sense Solutions
NYSWA 2011 Annual Trade Show and Conference (Bolton Landing, NY)

FCC Shot Clock Rules and Local Strategies for Siting Success
Author and Lecturer
NYSWA 2010 Annual Trade Show & Conference (Niagara Falls, NY)

Wireless Technologies and Network Infrastructure Siting – Issues for Your Town
Association of Towns of the State of New York (New York, NY)

Latest Trends in Local Zoning
NYSWA 2009 Annual Trade Show & Conference (Verona, NY)

Religious Land Use

Pace University School of Law – Real Estate Institute Society

Site Plan, Special Permit, Subdivision and Variance – Primer and Case Law Update
Author and Lecturer

“Religious Land Use, 2003-2007”
Author and Lecturer

“Religious Land Use, Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, 2006”

Selected Matters

  • Metro PCS New York, LLC v. City of Mount Vernon, 439 F. Supp. 2d 409 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • Orange County-Poughkeepsie Limited Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless and Homeland Towers, LLC v. Town of East Fishkill, et al., 13 Civ. 4791 (KMK) (S.D.N.Y. January 30, 2015)

Community Service

  • Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Board of Directors; 2006-2019
  • Burke Foundation, Board of Directors; 2017-present
  • Burke Neurological Institute, Board of Directors; 2017-present
  • Pace University School of Law, Alumni, Board of Directors; 2005-2011
  • Newtown Youth Wrestling Association, Past President


  • Tony resides in Newtown, CT with his wife Rouxle and their three children.
  • In his spare time, Tony enjoys Spartan Racing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, yoga, and golf.

Anthony B. Gioffre, III

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