John C.

Land Use & Municipal



T: 631-367-0719

About John

John C. Armentano focuses his practice on land use and municipal law and represents clients in both the trial and appellate level in connection with litigation matters involving towns and villages. He contributes to the firm’s Long Island Land Use and Zoning blog.

John is well-versed in all aspects of zoning, land use, SEQRA and environmental rules and regulations, including wetland and brownfield regulations. He prepares land use and zoning applications before various municipal boards across Long Island, including trustees, zoning boards of appeals and planning boards. He also presents applications for site plan review, subdivisions, and variances in towns and villages throughout Nassau and Suffolk.

In addition, John prepares Agricultural property applications adding land to locally approved state certified Agricultural Districts and resolving agricultural land use disputes.

He also represents clients in environmental application, permits and violation hearings before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for wetlands and waterfront structures. John handles property disputes and riparian right matters throughout Long Island.

John serves as environmental counsel to the Peconic River Sportsman’s Club, is counsel to the Captain James Corrigan Memorial Foundation, and is counsel to the Village of Huntington Bay board of zoning appeals. He has also held a position as planner II at the Nassau County Planning Commission.

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  • Chaminade High School
  • College of the Holy Cross (BA)
  • Long Island University (MS)
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (JD)
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Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Northern District of New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Touro Law Institute of Land Use & Sustainable Development Law, Board of Advisors
  • Nassau Academy of Law, Past Member, Advisory Board, Board of Directors
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
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Articles & Advisories

New Partner Spotlight: John C. Armentano

In celebration of our newly minted partners, Farrell Fritz is proud to present our “New Partner Spotlight,” a series of…

January 27, 2023

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An Overview of Riparian Rights and Access Disputes

The surface waters of New York State are held in the public trust, allowing the right of navigation and incidental…

September 13, 2022

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Water, Water, Everywhere: A Primer on Riparian Rights

John C Armentano discusses the laws concerning riparian rights. The laws are as extensive as the waters lapping the shorelines…

October 10, 2019

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Water, Water, Everywhere: The Public Trust Doctrine, Colonial Patents and Riparian Rights

February 28, 2014

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Smithtown proposes banning new assisted living facilities in residential areas

New nursing homes and assisted living facilities would no longer be permitted in Smithtown, NY’s residential districts under a proposed…

April 06, 2023

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Farrell Fritz elevates five to partner

Farrell Fritz, the law firm headquartered in Uniondale, has elevated five attorneys to partner. Read the full coverage in Long…

January 16, 2023

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Charges against father, son hunters dismissed

Head of the Harbor’s village justice dismissed charges against a father and son who had been accused of using bows…

January 31, 2019

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Press Releases

Farrell Fritz Elevates Five Attorneys to Partner

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotion of John C. Armentano, Azriel J. Baer, Peter J. Sluka, Lisa M.…

January 03, 2023

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John C. Armentano Appointed to the Art League of Long Island’s Board

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that John C. Armentano has recently been appointed to the Art League of Long Island’s board.…

November 06, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Promotes Patricia Marcin to Partner and Three Associates to Counsel

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotions of Patricia C. Marcin to partner and John C. Armentano, Katherine A.…

January 07, 2015

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John C. Armentano Appointed to Advisory Board at Touro Law Center’s Institute on Land Use and Sustainable Development Law

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that John C. Armentano has recently been appointed to Touro Law Center’s Institute on…

October 06, 2014

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Farrell Fritz Launches its Ninth Blog: Lawful Libations

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that it has launched its ninth blog, Lawful Libations.  The blog is geared towards…

April 21, 2014

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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Touro Moot Court, Editor-in-Chief, Exceptional Contribution to the Growth of the Law Center

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New York Real Estate Journal

2023 Ones to Watch Industry Leaders Spotlight

Community Work

John is a board member of the Art League of Long Island. John is also on the JDRF Nominating Committee of the Greater New York City Chapter where his role is to recruit board members.