About Art Giacalone

Art Giacalone has been protecting his clients’ rights and demanding that government officials and agencies comply with the law since his 1976 admission to the NYS bar.

Educational Background: JD from Harvard Law School, 1975; BA with Highest Distinction from University of Rochester (Major: Urban Studies), 1971.

Bar Admissions: NY State, US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals – 2d Circuit, WDNY, NDNY, and SDNY.

Training Programs & Activities: In recognition of his years of experience in assisting residents and groups of homeowners in zoning and environmental review matters, Art Giacalone has been invited to speak to legal professionals and local officials at a variety of Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) seminars and municipal training programs to provide the residents’ perspective, including the following:

– Erie Institute of Law’s June 2007 program, You Want to Build What? Where? – Public Input in Private Development, addressing “Zoning Challenges: Overcoming Obstacles.”

– NYS Bar Association’s June 2005 program, The Nuts and Bolts of the Administration and Enforcement of Land Use and Regulations, addressing “Ethical Issues Involved in The Practice of Municipal Land Use Law.”

– Lorman Educational Services’ January 2003 seminar, Zoning and Land Use In New York, presenting “a petitioner’s perspective” of litigating a municipal land use action.

– City of Buffalo’s October 1999 SEQRA Workshop for City Officials & Personnel, providing the “Citizen Viewpoint.”

– NYS Bar Association’s December 1995 seminar, “SEQRA Regulations.”

Personal Information: A native of Rochester, NY, and a resident of the City of Buffalo for nearly two decades, Art Giacalone has lived since 1996 with his wife and children in the Village of East Aurora, NY.