Paul J. Noto

Partner
Commercial Litigation Department
Commercial Real Estate & Land Use Department
Paul J. Noto

“Is my philosophy that a great attorney must be honest, confident, analytical, attentive, trustworthy, responsive and have a great work ethic. I bring these qualities to each case and work toward solutions in a timely and economical fashion. Additionally, my time spent on various business and charitable boards ”

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Paul J. Noto, Westchester County’s former First Deputy District Attorney and Special Counsel,  is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and Commercial Real Estate Department.

As First Deputy District Attorney and Special Counsel, Mr. Noto advised the DA on significant matters related to cases and policy initiatives.  Prior to his role in the DA’s office, Mr. Noto was in private practice, and with more than 35 years of professional experience as an attorney, set himself apart as an expert in the areas of land use, zoning and planning.  With a strong focus on real estate development, zoning and environmental law and related litigation,  Mr. Noto contributes his expertise regarding all aspects of the land use permitting process, including compliance with New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).  As a former municipal attorney, Mr. Noto also brings expertise in advising municipalities on land use, employment issues and intergovernmental relations, which includes appearances before various regulatory agencies and departments at all levels of government.

Mr. Noto served as general counsel for Westchester Joint Water Works and town attorney for Rye.  He held the position of mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck, N.Y. from 1985 to 1993 and served on the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Mr. Noto has held various board positions for organizations such as My Sister’s Place, Westchester Children’s Association and Westchester Chapter League of Conservation Voters.

Admissions:

  • New York
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court
  • Southern District of New York

Education:

  • Iona College
    New Rochelle, New York
    MA in History (with honors) – May 2011
  • Western New England College School of Law
    • Springfield, Massachusetts
      J.D. – 1980
  • Washington College
    Chestertown, Maryland
    B.A. in Political Science-1977

Memberships:

  • Named to the New York-Metro Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in the New York Metro area- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • The Salvation Army Community Service Award – 1999
  • Larchmont-Mamaroneck B-nai B-rith- Man of the Year- 1995
  • American Committee on Italian Migration Leadership Award- 1995
  • Lions Club of Mamaroneck- Melvin Jones Fellow
  • Vittorio III Mutual Aid Society – Man of the Year – 1997

Paul J. Noto, Westchester County’s former First Deputy District Attorney and Special Counsel,  is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and Commercial Real Estate Department.

As First Deputy District Attorney and Special Counsel, Mr. Noto advised the DA on significant matters related to cases and policy initiatives.  Prior to his role in the DA’s office, Mr. Noto was in private practice, and with more than 35 years of professional experience as an attorney, set himself apart as an expert in the areas of land use, zoning and planning.  With a strong focus on real estate development, zoning and environmental law and related litigation,  Mr. Noto contributes his expertise regarding all aspects of the land use permitting process, including compliance with New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).  As a former municipal attorney, Mr. Noto also brings expertise in advising municipalities on land use, employment issues and intergovernmental relations, which includes appearances before various regulatory agencies and departments at all levels of government.

Mr. Noto served as general counsel for Westchester Joint Water Works and town attorney for Rye.  He held the position of mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck, N.Y. from 1985 to 1993 and served on the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Mr. Noto has held various board positions for organizations such as My Sister’s Place, Westchester Children’s Association and Westchester Chapter League of Conservation Voters.

  • Chairman of the Board, LittleMissMatched, LLC. (privately held iconic tween apparel company)
  • Trustee, Board of Trustees of Albany Law School
  • Board Member, Former Executive Committee Member and Former General Counsel of the Business Council of Westchester
  • Board Member, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Former Vice President, Executive Committee and Board Member, Westchester County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Westchester County Bar Association, Law Office Management Special Committee
  • Former Acting President, Orienta Point Association (neighborhood organization)
  • Former Chair, Law Practice Management Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Town Prosecutor, Town of Mamaroneck
  • Former Member, Village of Mamaroneck, Harbor Commission
  • Gender Fair Award, for recognition as a true model for diversity and inclusion, presented by the NBA’s New York Liberty, 2019
  • 2019 Gender Fair Certification, for being the first and only law firm certified for diversity and inclusion, by Gender Fair NYC
  • 2017 Small Business Award, for Excellence in overall firm growth, featured in the Fall issue of 914Inc.
  • 2012 Equal Access to Justice Award recipient, an honor extended by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021
  • Business Hall of Fame’s Small Business Success Award, sponsored by The Business Council of Westchester and received on behalf of the Firm, 2009
  • Pace Setter Award, for excellence in professional and community work, sponsored in part by Pace Law School and the Westchester County Bar Association, 2008
  • Family Friendly Employment Policy Award, presented by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and received on behalf of the Firm, 2008
  • Presenter, “How to Navigate the Sale and/or Merger of a Small to Midsize Law Practice: What are the Options?”, CLE program, NYSBA 50+ Section Annual Meeting Program, NYC (2023)
  • Presenter, “How to Navigate the Sale and/or Merger of a Small to Midsize Law Practice: What are the Options?” Webinar, Virtual CLE program, NYSBA 50+ Section (2023)
  • Panelist, “How Employers Have Implemented New Opportunities in DEI… and the Challenges that Remain” presented by the Business Council of Westchester (2022)
  • Panelist, “Men as Allies: It Takes All of Us,” 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, Manhattanville College (2019)
  • Presenter, “Origination Credit and Partner Compensation: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due”, CLE program, Center for Competitive Management (2015)
  • Presenter, “Real Property Law Update”, New York State Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Section Fall Meeting (2014)
  • Co-Panelist, “Partners’ Compensation”, New York State Bar Association, Law Practice Management Committee and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education (2014)
  • Orientation Presenter, Albany Law School (2014)
  • Presenter, “Hot Tips for Building Client Relations” CLE program, New York State Bar Association Marketing Conference (2014)
  • Co-Presenter, “See How Technology Makes the Business Side of Law Easier & More Effective” CLE program, Westchester County Bar Association (2013)
  • Co-Presenter, “Essential Residential Real Estate Law: Contract to Closing Without a Headache” CLE program, Pace Law School (2013)
  • Panelist, Westchester Grow Forum for Entrepreneurs, presented by the Westchester County Office of Economic Development and the Gateway to Entrepreneurship at Westchester Community College (2012)
  • Program Faculty, New York State Bar Association, “Strategies for Progressing Equity Partners”, LPM CLE webcast (2012)
  • Co-Presenter, Westchester County Bar Association Real Property Section CLE, “Commercial Properties – The Nuts and Bolts of Buying, Selling and Leasing” (2012)
  • Presenter, Westchester County Bar Association CLE program entitled “10 Hot Management Tips for Driving the Bottom Line to Profitability and Creating Professional Satisfaction” (2012)
  • Co-Presenter for the Westchester County Bar Association webinar, “Tech Tips to Enhance Profitability and Competitiveness” (2011)
  • Co-Presenter, “BANKRUPTCY Defalcation and Rooker-Feldman Doctrine/Res Judicata”CLE program (2011)
  • Co-Presenter, “Commercial Purchasing, Leasing and Workouts” seminar, sponsored by Skyline Title, Inc. and promoted in part by the Westchester County Bar Association and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (2009)
  • Guest Speaker, Pace Law School’s New Directions Program (2008)
  • Presenter, Westchester Women’s Bar Association Real Estate Expo on the subject of commercial real estate transactions (2008)

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