Adam L. Wekstein
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Adam L. Wekstein


ADAM L. WEKSTEIN is a founding partner of HTW.  His practice concentrates on land use, zoning, environmental and constitutional law.  He has handled dozens of complex litigation matters on both the trial and appellate levels.  He appears regularly before municipal agencies and boards seeking land use approvals and environmental permits.

Mr. Wekstein has lectured and/or written articles regarding various zoning, environmental law, property rights, and constitutional issues for the Local and State Government Law and Environmental Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association, Lorman Education Services, the Practicing Law Institute, The New York Zoning Law and Practice Report, The Municipal Lawyer, The Urban Lawyer, the Municipal Law Resource Center of Pace University and the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation.

Mr. Wekstein served as a law assistant at the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department.

Selected Publications

To Fee or Not to Fee, That is the Legal Question:  Guiding Principles Regarding Impact Fees, Adam L. Wekstein, Reprinted from Municipal Lawyer, Fall 2019, by permission of the Local and State Government Law Section, New York State Bar Association, 1 Elk Street, Albany NY 12207.

Taking a Hard(er) Look at SEQRA, 18 New York Zoning Law and Practice Report, Issue 4 (January/February 2016).

Tupper v. City of Syracuse and New York’s Zoning Uniformity Requirement, 27.1 NYSBA Municipal Lawyer, p. 17 (Winter/Spring 2013).

The Authority (or Rather Inability) of a Municipality to Adjudicate Land Use Violations Administratively, 25.4 NYSBA Municipal Lawyer, p. 14 (Fall 2011).

Primary Practice Areas

  • Land Use, Zoning & Entitlements
  • Litigation, Article 78 Proceedings & Appeals
  • Environmental Law


  • New York, 1986
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1987


  • Cornell University, B.A., 1982
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D. Cum Laude, 1985
    • Buffalo Law Review
      • Note and Comment Editor

Affiliations & Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
    • Local and State Government Law Section (Executive Committee)
    • Environmental Law Section
  • Northern Westchester Bar Association

He is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.

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