Attorneys At Law


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Municipal Law


The Primo & Hills Law Firm represents legislative boards, zoning boards and planning boards for towns and villages in the Central New York area.

In addition to ongoing counseling, our lawyers assist municipal clients by:

  • Counseling on environmental issues
  • Counseling on fiscal matters, including budgets and public finance
  • Counseling on zoning and planning matters
  • Drafting local laws and ordinances
  • Assisting in comprehensive land use planning
  • Assisting with grant applications for capital improvement projects
  • Preparing competitive public bid documents
  • Providing code enforcement counsel
  • Providing general legislative advice
  • Preparing intermunicipal agreements
  • Assuring compliance with State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
  • Advising on water and solid waste matters
  • Advising on labor/management matters
  • Advising on dissolution matters

Zoning / Land Use / Development

Land Use & ZoningThe Primo & Hills Law Firm represents a host of business and individual clients before various municipal boards relating to zoning applications, land use plans, special permits, variances, site plan reviews, zone changes, environmental reviews and related matters.



Real Estate Transactions

Real EstateThe Primo & Hills Law Firm routinely handles both residential and commercial real estate transactions, representing buyers, sellers, and lenders.




Estate Planning and Estate Administration

Last Will & TestamentPrimo & Hills Law Firm can help you achieve your estate planning goals and prepare the legal documents required to implement your objectives. We prepare wills, medical advance directives such as health care proxies and living wills, powers of attorney. In addition we can guide you through the estate administration process from beginning to end to ensure efficient, complete and economical settlement of a decedent’s affairs, including real estate transfers, preparation of tax returns, satisfaction of debts, and accountings to beneficiaries.


Landlord/Tenant Law

Lease AgreementThe Primo & Hills Law Firm has experience representing landlords and property
 management companies in actions to remove tenants for the nonpayment of rent and
 breach of lease provisions. We are skilled at interpreting and enforcing leases,
 well-versed in the applicable laws, and ready to provide you with aggressive
 representation. We are also experienced in drafting leases that protect
landlords to the fullest extent permitted by law. Likewise, we review leases on behalf of 
tenants to ensure that they are safeguarded from unnecessarily burdensome provisions.


Traffic Defense

Traffic TicketAlmost everyone considers a traffic violation to be a minor issue. The standard response upon receiving a speeding ticket or some other traffic ticket is to simply mail in payment for the fine. That is the quickest way to put it out of your mind. However, drivers in New York need to be aware of the impact that a ticket can have on their ability to continue to drive and maintain the lowest possible insurance rates.

In New York, when drivers accumulate 11 points or more within an 18 month period, they are subject to the suspension of their driving privileges. If one is convicted of 3 speeding summonses/misdemeanors received within 18 months, their New York license will be revoked for a minimum of 6 months. Being proactive by fighting all moving violations rather than paying them will improve your chances of not having to suffer the consequences of having your driver’s license suspended or revoked.

At Primo & Hills Law Firm, we offer our assistance in defending against all traffic violations, including:

  • Speeding
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Failure to obey traffic control device
  • Failure To Yield
  • Following Too Closely
  • Leaving The Scene Of An Accident
  • Reckless driving defense