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Jacob Henry Zoghlin

Land use and zoning Attorney at Rochester, NY

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About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Land use and zoning
    25%
    I assist developers in matters involving zoning and state approvals needed to develop real estate. I represent individuals, developers, and citizens' groups in important administrative matters to help them make a favorable determination more likely. I aim to position my clients to challenge or defend such determinations in court when needed. I guide clients through the environmental review process from start to finish (SEQRA and NEPA).

  2. Litigation
    25%
    I represent individuals, developers, and citizens' groups participate in important administrative matters to help them make a favorable determination more likely. I aim to position my clients to challenge or defend such determinations in court when needed. I also represent individuals in “cost recovery” actions relating to the investigation and clean-up of contamination.

  3. Environmental and natural resources
    20%
    I help individuals, businesses, developers and municipalities minimize exposure to environmental risks. I also work with clients to recover the costs associated with investigating and cleaning-up contamination. I help developers get approvals needed to develop real estate.

  4. Appeals
    15%

  5. Cannabis Law
    15%
    I help cannabis entrepreneurs grow their businesses by navigating state and local requirements. Whether its license applications, equity applications, compliance, or zoning problems, we handle the legal issues, so they can focus on their business.

I am a driven civil litigation attorney. I primarily practice environmental, administrative, municipal, zoning, and land-use law. I also have experience in labor and employment law. I counsel individuals, businesses, and municipalities, and help them resolve their legal issues by educating, advising, and, if necessary, litigating on their behalf.


I am passionate about my work, and am committed to providing excellent representation for my clients. I am currently admitted to practice law in New York, Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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Licensed for 8 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/17/2022
State OH
Status Inactive
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/12/2022

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The Zoghlin Group, PLLC
300 State Street
Suite 502
Rochester, NY, 14614

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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Chair of Cannabis Law Practice Area
  • The Zoghlin Group, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • The Zoghlin Group, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Zoghlin Group, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Staff Attorney
  • Bansbach Zoghlin, PC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • The Spiggle Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • National Labor Relations Board, Division of Operations-Management, Compliance Unit
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Judicial Intern for Judge Laura A. Cordero
  • D.C. Superior Court
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Student Advocate
  • UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Legislative Law Clerk
  • Anti Defamation League
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Haverford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Study Abroad Program In European Culture and Society
  • N/A

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • “Rising Star” Award in Environmental Litigation.
  • 2021 Super Lawyers, Upstate New York
  • 2021
  • “Up and Coming Attorney” Award and "Excellence in Law" Honoree
  • Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record
  • 2021
  • “Rising Star” Award in Zoning and Land Use Law
  • 2020 Super Lawyers, Upstate New York
  • 2020
  • Cum Laude
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Honors
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • 2014
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • New York Adult Use Marijuana
  • What Local Municipalities Need To Know [About NYS Adult Use Cannabis]
  • 2021
  • Joint Fall Meeting of 2021 for NYSBA Environmental & Energy Law Section and NYSBA Local & State Government Law Section
  • Cannabis – Is Your Community Going to Opt in or Out?
  • 2021
  • Ensuring Local Governments Comply With The Law
  • An Overview of New York’s Open Meetings Law
  • 2019
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Litigation Attorney | Jun 18
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"I endorse this lawyer. Jacob is a diligent attorney. He is committed to producing a body of high quality work and achieving positive results for his clients."
Rochester Land use and zoning Lawyer Jacob Henry Zoghlin
Jacob Henry Zoghlin
Land use and zoning Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 8 years