Zachary Murdock

Zachary Murdock (Melville, New York)

Zachary Murdock

Attorney in Melville, NY
Zachary Murdock is a partner in and co-chairs the firm’s Appellate Practice group, and is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice group. Mr. Murdock’s practice is wide ranging, emphasizing commercial and complex litigation, and land use and environmental cases.

Mr. Murdock has served as litigation counsel in some of the region’s most significant land use disputes including, with Hon. Leon D. Lazer, the successful “Pine Barrens” appeal, arguably the most important New York State environmental appeal in modern history. Other notable matters include a complex computer software arbitration resulting in a multi-million dollar award for the client, a mortgage foreclosure action and surplus money proceeding involving claimants including the estate of George Harrison, and representing plaintiffs in two pending “town taxpayer” statutory actions addressing uses of major properties in Southampton, New York. Mr. Murdock has been a finals judge at the annual Long Island High School Ethics Bowl for four consecutive years.

Mr. Murdock is a graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook (B.A., 1975), and Fordham Law School (J.D., 1984) where he was research assistant for Prof. Michael Martin’s “Evidence” Column in the New York Law Journal. He is admitted to practice in New York, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association. He has an AVPreeminentMartindale-HubbellPeer Review Rating.

He is an operatic tenor soloist, a multi-instrumentalist, and a recorded songwriter (ASCAP).

Highlights
Mar 17 2015
Performed Danny Boy and leads the bench and bar in singing God Bless America at the St. Patrick's Day ceremonies at the Suffolk County Supreme Courthouse
Performed “Danny Boy” and leads the bench and bar in singing “God Bless America” at the St. Patrick’s Day ceremonies at the Suffolk County Supreme Courthouse.

Feb 04 2015
Served as Finals Judge at Long Island High School Ethics Bowl - 2015
Served as a finals judge for the sixth consecutive year at the Long Island High School Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Squire Family Foundation. The 2015 competition held on January 31 at Hofstra University featured participants from schools throughout the region, with the winning team advancing to the National High School Ethics Bowl.

Jan 06 2015
Victory in Important First Amendment “Establishment Clause” Appeal
Zachary Murdock and David Lazer of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group successfully represented an electric power authority before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in opposition to an appeal seeking to reinstate a dismissed complaint objecting to creation of an eruv in Westhampton Beach. An eruv is a demarcated area surrounding some synagogues in which,

Jan 01 2014
Named to 2013 and 2014 New York Super Lawyers
Named to 2013 and 2014 New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition lists (Business Litigation, Land Use/Zoning, Appellate)

May 01 2013
Requiring Sellers to Attempt to Mitigate Damages on Property Buyers' Default
“Requiring Sellers to Attempt to Mitigate Damages on Property Buyers’ Default,” New York Law Journal, May 1, 2013

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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Zoning and Land Use

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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1985, New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
Fordham Law School
Class of 1984
J.D.
University Attended
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Class of 1975
B.A.
Birth Information
Born in 1953
Houston, Texas, March 19, 1953

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C.
Melville Law Center, 225 Old Country Road,
Melville, NY 11747-2712
U.S.A.
Phone
631-761-0860
Fax
631-761-0723
Office Information
Office Information
Zachary Murdock
Partner
Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C.
Melville Law Center, 225 Old Country Road,
Melville, NY 11747-2712

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Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C. (Melville, New York)