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Subdivisions / Solar

Over a Century of Subdivision Attorney Guidance, Serving Landowners in Southern Adirondacks, Saratoga, Capitol, and North Country

It’s not uncommon to believe that you can subdivide, develop, and sell privately owned land as you see fit. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way in most cases. You’ll need a subdivision attorney to walk you through the permitting process. We provide full legal council to ensure your intended land use is done lawfully and in accordance with state and federal law.


You can’t simply fill out an application when subdividing land. It can be an extremely complex process depending on the size of the land, environmental regulations, title and zoning concerns, tax issues, and governmental regulations at the state, county, and local levels. If you plan on modifying the land in any way, you’ll need a permit. Examples of modifying the land may include:

  • constructing a building (e.g. dwelling unit, shop)
  • cultivating the land for agricultural use
  • using the land for commercial use
  • designing a large-scale community project or commune
  • selling all or a portion (subdividing) the land
  • installing solar technology

Regardless of the purpose, a subdivision attorney can assist you in every phase of the permitting process, including planning, environmental assessments, permit filing, and handling litigations.

Solar Permitting

Solar technology installation is among the primary reasons for acquiring a permit. Many of our clients plan to invest in solar renewable energy as part of a bigger project development. We assist you in the legal precedence that comes with the solar permitting process. In this specific field, we help our clients:

  • negotiate power purchase agreements (PPA)
  • negotiate construction agreements
  • develop their bank project financing portfolio
  • develop a plan to drive down costs per watt with regards to utility-scale photovoltaic systems and other solar technology
  • develop a mitigation strategy with respects to indigenous species, wetlands, and other environmental concerns

Don’t Proceed without Assistance from a Subdivision Attorney in Southern Adirondacks

New York has strict rules in place with respects to land development and subdivisions. Without the right legal guidance, it’s only a matter of time until you run into a regulatory barrier. Contact Wood, Seward, & McGuire LLP for legal representation on subdivision and solar permitting. As one of the oldest law firms in New York (in business for almost 120 years), our subdivision attorney can provide knowledgeable advice on how to proceed.

Expert Legal Advice from a Seasoned Subdivision Attorney in Saratoga County

Representing clients in Albany, Capitol Region, Essex County, Fulton County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, North Country, Rensselaer County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Southern Adirondacks, Warren County, Washington County.