As a follow-up to “Lucky Croton Finds Legal Specialists for Eminent Domain”, on June 5, 2006, Trustee Ann Gallelli announced that the Board of Trustees has hired an attorney who specializes in eminent domain procedures to advise the village in matters related to the property located at 1A Croton Point Avenue—owned by Greentree Realty LLC and subleased Buffalo Southern Railroad (related: “A New Player in Croton’s Eminent Domain Game“ and “Buffalo Southern Railroad Greets Croton with New Signage”).
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Trustee Ann Gallelli: “And ah, on one other thing, we had mentioned before that we had been interviewing eminent domain attorneys and we did select one. James Greilsheimer from Blank and Rome—a New York City firm. He has considerable um, a great deal of eminent domain experience. And particularly, he has experience with the federal government in eminent domain proceedings. And so we are feeling that this was a good selection because um, he will be working with Mike Gerrard and whatever aspects of eminent domain are associated with STB and federal preemptions. Ah, he should be knowledgeable and helpful in that.”
Trustee Thomas Brennan: “I’d like to echo what Ann said. I think that the eminent domain attorney very helpful and ah, I’m looking forward to get as much knowledge from this ah, procedure to help the village in our ultimate ah, goal.”