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Mindy founded Bansbach Zoghlin, P.C. in 1990. She previously practiced with a Rochester law firm and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources.

Mindy represents individuals, small businesses, developers, citizens' groups, and municipalities in a wide range of environmental and land use matters including toxic tort and property damage cases, Article 78 proceedings, zoning and regulatory permitting proceedings. She also has substantial experience in a variety of other personal and commercial civil cases. In addition to litigating in state and federal courts and counseling clients on ways to minimize and/or avoid litigation risks, Mindy's practice includes residential and commercial real estate matters.

Mindy is admitted to practice in New York, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Mindy holds a fifth degree black belt in Isshin-Ryu karate and is an amateur home wine maker.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    27 years, 100 cases
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 30%
    27 years, 100 cases
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 30%
    27 years, 100 cases
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    27 years, 100 cases


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Rachel Claire Zoghlin

    I endorse this lawyer. She is a zealous advocate for her clients' interests, and goes the extra mile in crafting creative and effective legal arguments to produce positive results. She is well-known in her community and among colleagues for her dedication, effectiveness, civility, and professionalism.


    Rachel Zoghlin Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

  • Amy L Reichhart

    I strongly endorse Mindy Zoghlin in the area of Environmental Law. Mindy exhibits the highest level of skill and insight in all the matters that she handles. Her attention to detail is commendable and her respect for fellow practitioners is an example to all.


    Amy Reichhart Energy & Utilities Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bansbach Zoghlin PC

31 Erie Canal Dr Ste A
Rochester, NY, 14626-4602


NYCurrently registered 198403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
40 Under 40Rochester Business Journal1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBansbach Zoghlin P.C.1990 - Present
AssociateLacy Katzen1987 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Monroe County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2000 - 2002
Greece Chamber of CommercePresident1990 - 1992
Monroe County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
JWJ Industries, Inc. v. Oswego County, 795 F.Supp.2d 211 (NDNY 2011)Court struck county Flow Control Law as unconstitutionally vague
Oldfield v. Village of DansvilleRental property owners sufficiently alleged retaliation claim against municipal code enforcement officer
Citizens for Aquifer Protection & Employment v. Town of Cortlandville, 16 Misc. 3d 1121A (SC 2007)Petition dismissed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Brandeis UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Environmental Law Update for Real Estate TransactionsEnvironmental Liability Update Including Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense to CERCLA Liability2014
Annual Joint MeetingVapor Intrusion Case Studies2012
Toxic Torts SeminarCauses of Action, Affirmative Defenses, Pleadings, Case Evaluation and Practice Tips2010
Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development Law SeminarSuing Public Entities2005
Zoning and Land UseState Environmental Quality Review Act2004
Zoning and and Use SeminarLand Uses of Particular Environmental Concerns2004
Land Use Decision-Making Training ProgramThe Planning & Zoning Process2002
Environmental Law Survey CourseToxic Torts2002
Basic Administration & Enforcement of Land Use ControlsStatutory Basis of Municipal Land Use Control2002
Land Use Decision-Making Training ProgramThe Planning Process2001
Making Deals HappenProgram Chair1999
Toxic TortsToxic Tort Remedies in New York1996
Environmental Law Survey CourseToxic Torts1996
Environmental Law Survey CourseNew York State Superfund Law1995
Environmental Law Survey CourseNew York State Superfund Law1993
Environmental Law Survey CourseFederal Superfund Law1992
Environmental Law Survey CourseEnvironmental Considerations in Real Estate and Business Transactions1991