Admiralty and Maritime

Carl’s practice includes the negotiation and structuring of new business ventures; formation of corporations, LLP's, LLC's, and Not for Profit Corporations; preparation of corporate by-laws, shareholder and partnership agreements; preparation of employment agreements and contracts; licensing agreements; and buying and selling existing businesses and assets.

Carl litigates all matters in state, federal, trial and appellate courts, on behalf of businesses, municipalities, non-profit organizations, estates, and individuals, including criminal and commercial litigation, personal injury actions, actions on mortgages, notes and security agreements, employment matters, civil rights claims, and violations of restrictive covenants. 

Carl represents landowners, neighbors, and other concerned parties before town, village, county, state and federal agencies for all phases of zoning and land use regulations, including local hearings, legal challenges and Article 78 litigation.

Carl was the Deputy Town Attorney, where he acted as Counsel to the Zoning Board of Appeals during administrative hearings reviewing area variance applications, use variance applications, Special Exception Permits, Building Inspector Interpretations, and Natural Resources Special Permits, and in Article 78 proceedings litigated in New York State Supreme Court and the Appellate Division, Second Department. He also assisted in providing counsel to the Planning Board and Architectural Review Board during his tenure with the Town.

We provide personalized legal services in many areas of law, and we are happy to serve you.  Hearings and trials are where we make your case. For zoning hearings, municipal hearings, DMV hearings, or trials, we know how to make your case and convey your side to the judge or jury. Carl has performed hundreds of hearings and presentations, and dozens of trials and brings this oral advocacy to your case to serve you.

Carl’s practice includes Probate and administration of estates, estate planning, trusts, drafting of wills, health care proxies, living wills and durable powers of attorney, and the tax consequences of estate planning.

Will, Trusts, and Estates

Municipal

Zoning and Land Use

Building and Wetlands Violations

Carl advocates on behalf of proponents and opponents of applications and legislation, including challenges, declaratory judgments, and Article 78 litigation.

As Deputy Town Attorney, Carl provided counsel to the Town Board on municipal matters, and defended the Town in actions involving Real Property Law, Highway Law, Labor Law, General Municipal Law, Public Officers Law, and other matters. 


Carl currently serves as Special Litigation Counsel to the Springs fire District concerning the litigation of municipal and zoning issues.


Criminal Defense & DWI/DUI

Business Transactions

Litigation

Real Estate (Commercial and Residential)

Personalized Legal Services for the East End of Long Island

Carl handles municipal tax grievances and Article 7 Tax Certiorari proceedings challenging real property taxation on behalf of owners, developers, or tenants of commercial and residential property.

On the East End, these violations are often charged as crimes and misdemeanors.  Anyone charged with these violations needs an attorney, like Carl, who knows how to use criminal defenses and land use law to protect you and your property.  Carl brings his experience handling serious criminal matters and his experience as Zoning Board Counsel to your case to help you get the results you deserve.

Carl represents landowners, tenants, and contractors charged with violating wetland restrictions and other building violations, including defense during administrative hearings, criminal prosecutions, or injunction actions.

The Suffolk County District Attorney, appointed Carl as Special Prosecutor for the Town of East Hampton in 2010 and 2011.  As Special Prosecutor, he prosecuted violations of the Town’s Building Code, Zoning Code, Fire Code, Parking and Traffic Ordinances, and Natural Resource/wetlands violations.

Carl represents clients in recreational boating and marina claims; personal injury actions and other maritime law issues including defense during administrative hearings and criminal prosecutions.  Carl served as First Mate aboard the M/Y Caroline, a chartered yacht from 2003-2007, and is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Tax Certiorari

He was assigned to the Narcotics Bureau for over five years, and was selected as to represent the Bronx D.A. in the citywide Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.  During his tenure, Carl also carried a caseload of violent crimes and long-term investigations, served three years as an on-call Homicide Assistant, and prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanors, including Assault, Marihuana, Shoplifting, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases, and other driving infractions.  In 2010, Carl was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the District Attorney for his dedicated legal service to the community.

Carl represents defendants in all types of criminal matters in state and federal courts, including all stages of DWI representation.  He also represents indigent defendants on felony matters as part of the Suffolk County Assigned Counsel Defender Plan (18-B) and is a General Member of the distinguished National College of DUI Defense.

Carl was appointed Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County in 2001 where he served for almost nine years. During his tenure, he prosecuted thousands of cases, performed hundreds of hearings, hundreds of Grand Jury presentations, numerous trials, and provided counsel to countless other cases at various stages of investigation and prosecution. 

Landlord-Tenant

Carl represents buyers and sellers in every aspect of residential and commercial real estate transactions.  These transactions needs careful attention and Carl gives you the personalized service you need to close the deal.

As Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of East Hampton, Carl represented the Town of East Hampton during numerous real estate transactions, including reviewing or recording easements and instances where the Town purchased property for municipal purposes or for Community Preservation Fund (CPF) purposes of open space, agricultural, or environmental conservation.

Carl represents landlords and tenants in the preparation and negotiation of Commercial and Residential leases, and handles landlord-tenant matters in all East End Justice Courts. Carl represented the Office of the District Attorney in Bronx County Housing Court as a member of the Narcotics Eviction Unit.  He brings this experience to give you the personalized service needed to handle your Landlord-Tenant matters.

Carl provides legal counsel on coastal management issues to various organizations including Defend H2O and the Eastern Long island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.  These issues include analyses under relevant coastal management laws like the federal Coastal Zone Management Act, the NYS Coastal Management Program, and local Waterfront Revitalization Plans.

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Carl  Andrew Irace