William Maker Jr. is the attorney for the Town and has been since 2001. He previously served as the Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Harrison and has acted as Special Counsel for the City of New Rochelle, the Village of Bronxville and the Town of North Salem. Mr. Maker renders legal advice as general counsel to the Town Board, the Town Administrator and the members of each of the Town’s Departments, Boards, Committees and Commissions, except for the Board of Appeals and the Planning Board which have separate counsel. Mr. Maker represents the Town in litigation except matters involving personal injury, property damage and in disciplinary proceedings where outside counsel is engaged.
About the Town Attorney
Mr. Maker maintains an office at the Town Center on Fridays, and attends all Town Board meetings. Mr. Maker is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York and holds both Master of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees from the New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New York, the federal courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York as well as the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.
He has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance, Business, Economics and Legal Studies in the Hagan School of Business at Iona College and a lecturer for the Westchester County Bar Association and for providers of continuing legal education for attorneys in the State of New York.
The Albany Law Review published his article, "What Do Grapes and Federal Lawsuits Have in Common? Both Must Be Ripe" in 2011, which has been cited in two separate petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, a 2013 law review article published by the University of South Carolina Law Review, which is referred to in California Affirmative Defenses, 2d edition.
Mr. Maker also has written articles for the New York State Bar Association Journal, one of which, "Of Keystrokes and Ballpoints - Real Estate, the Statute of Frauds and the Electronic Age" was cited by the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department in Naldi vs. Grunberg, 80 AD3d 1 (1st Dep’t 2010).