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Jacob Henry Zoghlin

Land use and zoning Attorney at Rochester, NY

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 7 years
    Ohio - OH 9 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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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.

Jacob is a Partner with The Zoghlin Group and Chairs the firm’s Cannabis Law practice group. His practice focuses on environmental, zoning, land use, cannabis, energy, & municipal law. He counsels individuals, businesses, & municipalities, and helps them resolve their issues by advocating, educating, advising, & litigating on their behalf.

In his municipal practice, Jacob provides special counsel services to municipal boards, and advises clients on a wide range of procedural and legal issues. His practice also focuses on ensuring government entities comply with the law, and has included litigation related to New York’s Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Law, and Open Meetings Law.

In his zoning and land use practice, Jacob works on matters involving site plan, incentive zoning, special local approvals/permits, variances, and other real estate development applications. Jacob has prosecuted and argued Article 78 proceedings in New York State trial and appellate courts, advised public and private sector clients on the State Environmental Quality Review Act, and worked with clients on environmental and land use regulations.

In his cannabis law practice, Jacob helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses the right way by navigating them through complex state and local requirements, advising them on license applications to the New York State Cannabis Control Board, assisting them with statutory and regulatory compliance, and helping them identify social equity benefits available under the Marihuana Regulations and Taxation Act.

Jacob is also enthusiastically involved in the local and state community. He is an active member of the New York State Bar Association and Monroe County Bar Association, is a prolific blogger on legal issues, and has repeatedly lectured on, and participated as a panelist for, continuing legal education courses involving new, interesting, or emerging areas of law. Jacob is also a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Section, where he has chaired the Local Government Committee since 2022. Jacob also serves on the Board of Directors for the Flower City Arts Center (a Rochester-based non-profit), and previously served as an attorney observer on the Board of Directors for a Philadelphia-based nonprofit, the Senior Law Center.

Jacob has worked with The Zoghlin Group since 2016, when Senior Partner Mindy Zoghlin, Esq. formed the firm after nearly thirty years of practice. Before joining The Zoghlin Group, Jacob worked on environmental and municipal law matters with Bansbach Zoghlin PC, represented clients in a Human Rights Litigation Clinic, worked for the National Labor Relations Board, and interned for a Superior Court Judge in Washington, DC. He also previously worked with an employment litigation firm and a civil rights advocacy group in the Washington, DC area.

Jacob graduated cum laude from American University Washington College of Law, where he served as Senior Staff on the Journal of Gender, Social Policy, & the Law, and was a published author on the Human Rights Brief.

Jacob was born and raised in the Rochester, NY area and enjoys soup-making, skiing, being outdoors, and traveling with his wife and son.

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Location

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

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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Zoghlin Group, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Chair of Cannabis Law Practice Area
  • The Zoghlin Group, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • The Zoghlin Group, PLLC
  • 2019 - 2022
  • 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 Cannabis Law
  • 2022 Super Lawyers, Upstate New York
  • 2022
  • “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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Rochester Land use and zoning Lawyer Jacob Henry Zoghlin
Jacob Henry Zoghlin
Land use and zoning Attorney
Rochester, NY
Licensed for 9 years