Timothy Shea, Jr. is Chair of the Land Use and Zoning Group, and he also practices in our Real Estate Group and is based in our Hauppauge office. In his real estate law practice, Mr. Shea concentrates on land use and zoning matters and real property litigation.
He represents clients in various jurisdictions who are seeking a variety of land use approvals, including Change of Zone, Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board. These clients range from local development companies to Fortune 500 companies and include solar array development, big box stores, multi-family developments, medical offices, commercial centers and industrial projects.
In seeking zoning applications for his clients, Mr. Shea appears before the Five Western Towns of Suffolk, Riverhead and Southampton, and various Villages within.
Individuals and businesses seeking applications before the Suffolk County Health Department and the Suffolk County Department of Public Works depend on his knowledge of the Suffolk County sanitary codes. He also represents clients regarding Connection Agreements and Construction Agreements with the County of Suffolk.
Mr. Shea has successfully prosecuted both civil and criminal appeals before the New York State Court of Appeals and the Appellate Term, Second Department.
Prior to entering private practice, he served as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County and then for five years as an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Islip as the Director of Law Enforcement.
Mr. Shea graduated from Vermont School of Law after earning his Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.
In 2024, Mr. Shea was named to the Best Lawyers list. He has also won numerous awards from Long Island Business News in recognition of various real estate projects.
Vermont School of Law, 1992
Hobart College, B.A., 1988
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
New York State Court of Appeals
Appellate Terms of the Supreme Court, Second Department.
Suffolk County Bar Association
Honors and Awards
Best Lawyers, 2024
“Top Entertainment Project for Top Golf,” Long Island Business News, 2022
“Top Multifamily Project,” Long Island Business News, 2022
“Top Retail Lease,” Long Island Business News, 2022
“Top Assisted Living Project on Long Island,” Long Island Business News, 2021