David J. Gilmartin Jr. focuses his practice on land use and development, municipal law, real estate transactions and related litigation. A third-generation lawyer, David was born and raised in Southampton and has built his practice representing East End businesses, municipalities and individuals. David currently serves as Sag Harbor Village Attorney. Formerly the Southampton Town Attorney, David served as counsel to the town’s various municipal boards.
Land use and real estate projects on the East End of Long Island can be challenging. What is an example of one project for which you have obtained approvals?
I have worked on large and small projects throughout the five East End towns and the Town of Brookhaven. Recently, I represented the owner and developer of the Topping Rose House, an inn, restaurant and spa located in Bridgehampton. Our representation started with the purchase of the property, continued through the issuance of building permits and continues today.
“Success to me is achieving the best possible outcomes for my clients.”
You merged your private law practice into Farrell Fritz. What differentiates this firm from others?
In addition to the individual talents of the lawyers at Farrell Fritz, there is value in the depth of knowledge provided by the firm as a whole – value not present anywhere else on the East End.
Southampton is your hometown and where you built your practice. What are some ways that you give back to the community?
Another of the great qualities of Farrell Fritz is the generosity of the firm as well as the overall commitment to the communities we serve. My partners are wonderfully supportive of the many great charitable organizations and not-for-profits that serve the East End. This support is financial and more importantly, Farrell Fritz also encourages all members of the firm to become involved in the community and charitable organizations by donating time and financial support. I have previously served as a Trustee of the Board of Southampton Hospital: our hospital is such a vital part of the community. It is a true community hospital, as evidenced by the fact that my grandfather, father, I and my children were born there. I am also active in a local political committee, which is important in developing leaders for our community.