About Zachary Murdock
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 invol...
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 AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
He is an operatic tenor soloist, a multi-instrumentalist, and a recorded songwriter (ASCAP).
Nov 04 2016
Re-Selected to the “Super Lawyers” List in the 2016 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition
Zachary Murdock (Business Litigation) has been re-selected to the “Super Lawyers” list in the 2016 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process...
“Sand Land Appellate Victory Receives Region-Wide Media Attention
The impacts of the March 30, 2016 appellate victory by Firm attorneys Zachary Murdock and David Lazer, which rejected nonconforming use status for the mulch operations at the 50-acre “Sand Land” mine in Southampton’s Aquifer Protection Overlay District (see March 31 “Latest News” item), were the subjects of a News 12 Long Island feature segment...
Obtained Appellate Victories Rejecting Nonconforming Use Status for Mulch Operations at Southampton Sand Land Mine
Zachary Murdock and David Lazer of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group successfully represented three individuals with homes proximate to a 50-acre sand mine on two appeals involving determinations concerning the mine’s commercial mulch and topsoil processing and sales operations prohibited in the zoning district under the Town of Southampton zoning code. While not disputing that...
Performed Danny Boy and Lead the Bench and Bar in Singing America The Beautiful at the St. Patrick's Day Ceremonies at the Suffolk County Supreme Courthouse
Zachary Murdock of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group performed “Danny Boy” and lead the bench and bar in singing “America The Beautiful” at the St. Patrick’s Day ceremonies at the Suffolk County Supreme Courthouse, marking his second appearance at the annual event.
Serves as Finals Judge at Long Island High School Ethics Bowl ” “2016
Zachary Murdock of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group served as a finals judge for the seventh consecutive year at the Long Island High School Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Squire Family Foundation. The 2016 competition held on February 6 at Hofstra University featured participants from schools throughout the region, with the winning team advancing to...