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Simone M. Freeman

sfreeman@amatofirm.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Simone Freeman is an associate of the firm practicing in the areas of land use and zoning, telecommunications law, municipal law and litigation. Simone represents telecommunication companies and national retail franchises in all aspects of the zoning process, including site analysis, applications, public hearings, permit procurement, project development and governmental and municipal compliance.

Prior to joining the firm, Simone was a Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of North Hempstead where she served as co-counsel to the Town’s Board of Zoning and Appeals, and counsel to the Department of Public Works. Simone has also held positions with the Department of Planning and Environmental Protection at the Town of North Hempstead, and the City of Long Beach, Corporation Counsel.

Simone received her J.D. from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in May 2007, where she was a member of Family Court Review and Moot Court Association, and received Hofstra Law School’s Pro Bono Certificate, Bronze Level Award for her work in the public sector during law school.

PRACTICE AREAS
Land Use and Zoning, Telecommunications Law, Litigation

ADMISSIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
New York State Bar, 2008

EDUCATION
Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law, J.D., 2007
Fordham University, M.A., 2004
Hofstra University, B.A., 2001

PRIOR EXPERIENCE
Deputy Town Attorney, Town of North Hempstead, Office of the Town Attorney
Assistant Town Attorney, Town of North Hempstead, Office of the Town Attorney

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Nassau County Women’s Bar Association
Nassau County Women's Bar Foundation
Nassau County Bar Association, Municipal Law Committee
Hofstra University Educate '08 Presidential Debate Community Advisory Committee
 
PUBLICATIONS
"Upholding Students’ Due Process Rights: Why Students are in Need of Better Representation at, and Alternatives to, School Suspension Hearings" Family Court Review, Volume 45, No. 4, 638-56 (2007)

"Effectively Consolidating Two or More Special Improvement Districts" Nassau Lawyer, March 2009, at 7

Focus Editor, Nassau Lawyer, Municipal Law Edition (March 2009)