Paul J. Noto

Litigation Department
Commercial Real Estate & Land Use Department


State of New York

State of Maryland

United States District Court

Southern District of New York


Iona College
New Rochelle, New York
MA in History (with honors) – May 2011

Western New England College School of Law
Springfield, Massachusetts
J.D. – 1980

Washington College
Chestertown, Maryland
B.A. in Political Science-1977


Named to the New York-Metro Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in the New York Metro area- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

The Salvation Army Community Service Award – 1999

Larchmont-Mamaroneck B-nai B-rith- Man of the Year- 1995

American Committee on Italian Migration Leadership Award- 1995

Lions Club of Mamaroneck- Melvin Jones Fellow

Vittorio III Mutual Aid Society – Man of the Year – 1997

Paul J. Noto, Westchester County’s former First Deputy District Attorney and Special Counsel,  is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and Commercial Real Estate Department.

As First Deputy District Attorney and Special Counsel, Mr. Noto advised the DA on significant matters related to cases and policy initiatives.  Prior to his role in the DA’s office, Mr. Noto was in private practice, and with more than 35 years of professional experience as an attorney, set himself apart as an expert in the areas of land use, zoning and planning.  With a strong focus on real estate development, zoning and environmental law and related litigation,  Mr. Noto contributes his expertise regarding all aspects of the land use permitting process, including compliance with New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).  As a former municipal attorney, Mr. Noto also brings expertise in advising municipalities on land use, employment issues and intergovernmental relations, which includes appearances before various regulatory agencies and departments at all levels of government.

Mr. Noto served as general counsel for Westchester Joint Water Works and town attorney for Rye.  He held the position of mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck, N.Y. from 1985 to 1993 and served on the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Mr. Noto has held various board positions for organizations such as My Sister’s Place, Westchester Children’s Association and Westchester Chapter League of Conservation Voters.