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About Mindy

Mindy founded The Zoghlin Group, PLLC in 2016. 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, and zoning and regulatory permitting proceedings. She also has substantial experience in a variety of other personal and commercial civil cases. Mindy’s practice includes litigating in state and federal courts and counseling clients on ways to minimize and/or avoid litigation risks.

In 2018 she received The Daily Record’s Excellence in Law/ Top Women in Law award.

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

Professional Associations
  • Co-Chair of the Monroe County Bar Association Municipal Law Section Membership Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Monroe County Bar Association Environmental Law Committee
  • Member of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys,
  • Member of the Monroe County, New York State, and American Bar Associations
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Bar Association
  • President and Board Member of the Greece Chamber of Commerce
Reported Cases
  • Cleere & Collins v. Frost Ridge Campground, LLC (2017 WL 5506531) (Court upheld ZBA decision that concerts were a pre-existing nonconforming use of campground).
  • Chart v. Town of Parma, 2014 WL 4923166 (WDNY 2014)(Court found that pesticide contaminated topsoil relocated from a former apple orchard to town park was solid waste under RCRA).
  • 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 Dansville, 583 F.Supp.2d 440 (WDNY 2008) (Rental property owners sufficiently alleged retaliation claim against municipal code enforcement officer).
  • Citizens for Aquifer Protection Et Employment v. Town of Cortlandville, 16 Misc. 3d 1121A (SC 2007) (Challenge to Town decision to accept SEQRA Findings Statement for construction of proposed Walmart Super Center).
  • Matter of Cerame v. Town of Perinton Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 27 A.D.3d 1191 (4th Dept. 2006) (Challenge to Town ZBA decision to issue a negative declaration of environmental significance under SEQRA).
  • Cerame Irrevocable Family Trust v. Town of Perinton Zoning Bd. of Appeals (In re Concetta T.), 6 A.D.3d 1091 (4th Dept. 2006) (Challenge to ZBA administrative appeal).
  • Matter of Mari Properties, LLC v. Town of Parma Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 21 A.D.3d 1381 (4th Dept. 2005) (Challenge to Town ZBA decision to deny variance applications).
  • Gilmore v. Planning Bd. of Ogden, 16 A.D.3d 1074 (4th Dept. 2005) (Challenge to Town Planning Board decision granting site plan approval).
  • Landmark Society of Western New York v. Monroe County, 4 A.D.3d 871 (4th Dept. 2004) (Challenge to County’s decision to accept SEQRA Findings Statement for the Seneca Park Zoo expansion).
  • Wilcove v. Town of Pittsford Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 306 A.D.2d 900 (4th Dept. 2003) (Challenge to ZBA decision to grant variances).
  • Wilcove v. Town of Pittsford Zoning Bd. of Appeals, 306 A.D.2d 898 (4th Dept. 2003) (Challenge to ZBA decision to grant variances).
  • Noslen Corp. v. Ontario Co. Bd. of Supervisors, 659, CA 02-00002, 295 A.D.2d 924 (4th Dept. 2002)(Challenge to County’s SEQRA review related to proposed jail expansion).
  • Bergen Swamp Preservation Society v. Village of Bergen, 294 A.D.2d 827 (4th Dept. 2002) (Challenge to Village decision to exercise eminent domain).
  • Tulley v. Bayfront North, Ltd., 286 A.D.2d 873 (4th Dept. 2001) (Action to establish the existence of an easement).
  • Lamendola v. Warner, 181 Misc. 2d 1024 (SC, 1999) (Proceeding to challenge Town referendum petition).
  • Cleveland v. International Paper Co., U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15557, September 30, 1998, Decided, September 30, 1998. (Gender discrimination lawsuit).
  • Cleveland v. International Paper Co.,1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8109; (Gender discrimination lawsuit).
  • Henning v. Rando Mach. Corp., 207 A.D.2d 106 (4th Dept. 1994) (Action seeking damages for diminution in property value caused by contamination from an adjacent property).
Seminars
  • 2018 NYSBA State & Local Government Section Annual Meeting. Topic: “Municipal Sign Ordinances After Reed v. Town of Gilbert.”
  • 2017 Advanced Legal Issues Affecting Local Governments and Municipalities Seminar sponsored by NBI. Topic: “Drones: What Local Governments and Municipalities Need to Know Now.”
  • 2015 Learning from Environmental Horror Stories Seminar sponsored by the Monroe County Bar Association. Topic: “Perils & Pitfalls of Environmental Practice.”
  • 2015 NYSBA Environmental Law Section 6th Annual Spill Symposium. Facilitator: “Site Management Plans and Oil Spill Cleanups.”
  • 2012 Joint meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Genesee Valley Chapter and the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers. Topic: “Vapor Intrusion Case Studies.”
  • 2010 Toxic Torts Seminar sponsored by the Monroe County Bar Association. Topic: “Causes of Action, Affirmative Defenses, Pleadings, Case Evaluation and Practice Tips.”
  • 2005 Zoning, Subdivision Et Land Development Law Seminar, sponsored by Lorman Educational Services. Topic: “Suing Public Entities.”
  • 2004 Zoning Et Land Use in New York Seminar, sponsored by Lorman Educational Services. Topics: “State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)” and “Land Uses of Particular Environmental Concerns.”
  • 2002 Basic Administration Et Enforcement of Land Use Controls Seminar, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. Topic: “Statutory Basis of Municipal Land Use Control.”
  • 2002 Land Use Decision-Making Training Program, sponsored by the Monroe County Department of Planning Et Development. Topic: “The Planning Et Zoning Process.”
  • 2001 Land Use Decision-Making Training Program, sponsored by the Monroe County Department of Planning Et Development. Topic: “The Planning Process.”
  • 1999 Making Deals Happen Seminar, sponsored by the Monroe County Bar Association, Program Chair
  • 1996 Toxic Torts Seminar, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. Topic: “Toxic Tort Remedies in New York.”
  • 1996 Environmental Law Survey Course, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Information. Topic: “Toxic Torts.”
  • 1995 Environmental Law Survey Course, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Information. Topic: “New York State Superfund Law.”
  • 1993 Environmental Law Survey Course, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Information. Topic: “New York State Superfund Law.”
  • 1992 Environmental Law Survey Course, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Information. Topic: “Federal Superfund Law.”
  • 1991 Environmental Law Survey Course, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Information. Topic: “Environmental Considerations in Real Estate and Business Transactions.”