John S. Marwell

John S. Marwell: Attorney with Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C.
  • 55 Smith Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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  • John Marwell is a partner at Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C. His practice includes litigation, administrative and transactional work.
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John Marwell’s practice includes litigation, administrative, and transactional work. Mr. Marwell counsels clients with commercial and real estate interests in issues of property law and real estate development, including state environmental review, land use and zoning law, and municipal regulations. He regularly represents clients before legislative, planning and zoning boards, obtaining environmental and land-use approvals for residential, commercial and adaptive reuse development projects through both administrative and litigation processes throughout the region.

Mr. Marwell has successfully represented clients in opposing proposed municipal rezoning initiatives and defending against zoning violation accusations and litigation challenging approvals and rezoning. Mr. Marwell has also been in the forefront of issues surrounding the development of affordable housing in the region.

He litigates in the State courts, including having served successfully as lead counsel in several cases of statewide significance and national interest, from the trial court to the highest appellate courts.

Mr. Marwell has had the honor of serving as a Vice President of the New York State Bar Association from 2007 – 2011; as a member of its Executive Committee since 2007; and in its House of Delegates since 2003. He is a past president of the Westchester County Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Foundation. He lectures on litigation, professional ethics, land use and zoning, property rights and environmental law matters at bar associations and other professional conferences.

2014 NYSBA Attorney Professionalism Award; Listed in NY SuperLawyers Magazine 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-2011, 2013-15, 2017-2018; Peer review rating of AV® Preeminent™ 5 out of 5 on Martindale-Hubbell®; Chairman of Teatown Lake Reservation (1996-1999), the largest non-governmental nature conservation and education center in Westchester County, and continues to serve as Honorary Trustee.

Westchester County Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Real Estate / Transactional
  • Environmental
  • Trusts & Estates

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
914-984-7095  Phone
914-666-5600 Ext. 305  Phone
914-666-6267  Fax
University Attended:
Columbia University, B.A., 1969
Law School Attended:
Columbia University, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1974, State and Federal Courts of New York; 1974, United States Supreme Court
Northern Westchester, Westchester County (President, 2005-2006), New York State (Vice President, Member, Executive Committee, 2007-2011, 2014-2016; House of Delegates 2003-present; Chair, Finance Committee, 2012-2016) Bar Associations; Westchester County Bar Foundation, Inc. (President, 1997-1998).
U.S. Army Reserves, 1968-1974
Reported Cases:
Douglaston Manor, Inc. v. Bahrakis, 89 N.Y.2d 472, 655 N.Y.S.2d 745 (1997) (amicus); Whipple v. Trail Properties Inc., 235 A.D.2d 795, 652 N.Y.S.2d 657 (3rd Dept. 1997); Adirondack League Club Inc. v. Sierra Club, 615 N.Y.S.2d 788 (3rd Dept. 1994); Town of Mt. Pleasant v. Legion of Christ, Inc., 7 N.Y.3d 122, 818 N.Y.S.2d 171 (2006), re-argument denied, 857 N.E.2d 68 (2006), cert. denied, 127 S. Ct. 1332 (2007); Town of Bedford v. Peltz, 283 A.D.2d. 568, 727 N.Y.S.2d 119 (2d Dept. 2001); BBJ Associates, LLC v. Zoning Board of Appeals Town of Kent, 65 A.D.3d 154, 881 N.Y.S.2d 496 (2d Dept. 2009); Elow v. Svenningsen, 58 A.D.3d 674, 873 N.Y.S.2d 319 (2d Dept. 2009); Heritage Hills Socy., Ltd. v. Heritage Dev. Group, Inc., 56 A.D.3d 426, 867 N.Y.S.2d 149; Ryan v. Posner, 68 A.D.3d 963, 892 N.Y.S.2d 439 (2d Dept. 2009); Matter of Jacobsen v. Town of Bedford Zoning Board of Appeals, 59 A.D.3d 622, 873 N.Y.S.2d 221 (2d Dept. 2009); Matter of Abate v. City of Yonkers, 10 A.D.3d 605, 781 N.Y.S.2d 667 (2d Dept. 2004).
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Peer Reviews

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Mount Kisco, New York

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