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Edward W. McClenathan

Edward W. McClenathan

95 Allens Creek Road
Building Two, Suite Six
Rochester, New York 14618
United States

Telephone: (585) 351-2500
Firm: Michalski Militello, LLP
New York

Professional Profile:
Edward W. McClenathan, Esq. graduated cum laude from Albany Law School's accelerated program with concentrations in Government Administration and Regulation and in Environmental Law (both with honors). Mr. McClenathan is a Government Law Center Prize recipient and is a New York State Certified Mediator. He was the 2007 Sandman Fellow where he undertook a yearlong study of the legal and policy challenges facing non-parent caregivers raising children.

Mr. McClenathan has practiced extensively in Land Use, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, and Family Law. He has handled the subdivision of property, special use permitting, SEQRA, area and use variances, and property tax appeals. He has assisted citizens, non-profit corporations, and local governments with the public policy and Constitutional issues surrounding Obscenity Law. He has represented self-insured employers and trusts, insurance carriers and claimants in the complex New York State Workers' Compensation arena. He has handled hundreds of hearings, and has, when necessary, brought Article 78 Special Proceedings against municipalities to appeal adverse decisions and has prepared and perfected appeals to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Currently, his Family Law practice focuses on protecting the rights and interests of children.

Mr. McClenathan is one of very few attorneys in the Rochester area with experience in Racing and Wagering Law, including Indian gaming, riverboat gambling, and racinos.

Mr. McClenathan has several publications, including:

"Swinging the Big Stick: How the Circuits Have Interpreted RLUIPA and What Practitioners Need to Know", 36 Real Est. L. J. 405 (2008);

"Land Use Implications of Casinos and Racinos on Local Governments in New York State", 39 Urb. Law. 111 (Winter 2007); and,

"The Countywide School District: Cost Saving Measure; Extremely Difficult to Achieve", NYSBA Government Law and Policy Journal (Winter 2007).

Affiliations & Memberships:
Monroe County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association