Carl Irace

Partner at BaintonLynch LLP

Greater New York City Area
Law Practice

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Carl Irace's Overview

  • Partner at BaintonLynch LLP
  • Principal Attorney at The Law Offices of Carl Andrew Irace & Associates, PLLC
  • Deputy Town Attorney at Town of East Hampton
  • Special Prosecutor at Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

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Carl Irace's Summary

Areas of practice include land use; zoning; real estate; criminal defense; wills, trusts and estates; municipal litigation

Carl Irace's Experience

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Law Practice industry

February 2014Present (8 months) East Hampton, New York

Partner in charge of managing the following practice areas for the East Hampton, New York, based boutique law firm BaintonLynch LLP:

Land Use/ Zoning; Criminal Defense, including DUI/DWI Defense; Municipal Litigation; Real Estate

Principal Attorney

The Law Offices of Carl Andrew Irace & Associates, PLLC

October 2011February 2014 (2 years 5 months) East Hampton, NY

A general practice offering services in the following areas:
Real Estate; Zoning and Land Use; Criminal Defense; Building and Wetlands Violations; Municipal Law; Litigation; Wills, Trusts & Estates; Landlord-Tenant; Small Claims; Corporate Formation; Business Transactions; Admiralty and Maritime Claims; and Tax Certiorari.

Deputy Town Attorney

Town of East Hampton

Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Administration industry

January 2010January 2012 (2 years 1 month)

Assisted the Town Attorney. Provided legal counsel to the Town Zoning Board of Appeals. Provided legal counsel to the Town Board in the absence of the Town Attorney; Defended the Town during litigation, such as Article 78 challenging actions by the Town’s various Boards, including Town Board and ZBA, and RPAPL Article 15 actions over real property claims and quiet title. Drafted responses to petitions and complaints, preliminary injunctions, temporary restraining orders, Motions for Summary Judgment, legal memoranda. Appeared for conferences, hearings, and oral arguments in Supreme Court. Investigated personnel matters, including prosecuting 50-H hearings, administrative hearings at the New York State Department of Labor, and taking recorded statements. Assisted outside labor counsel in drafting disciplinary charges and in labor contract negotiations. Attended real estate closings. Reviewed Town contracts, easement grants to the Town, covenants and restrictions, RFP’s, bidding, and license agreements. Drafted legislation. Assigned as counsel to various Town Departments and Committees, including Planning Department, Natural Resources Department, Highway Department, and Media Advisory Committee. Interacted with other government and quasi-government organizations, including other municipalities, Suffolk County, New York State, Suffolk County Water Authority, Associations of Towns, NYS Department of State, and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Special Prosecutor

Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

January 2010January 2012 (2 years 1 month) Hauppague, NY

Appointed Special Prosecutor by the District Attorney to prosecute violations of East Hampton Town Code.

Assistant District Attorney

Bronx County District Attorney's Office, Narcotics Bureau

August 2001January 2010 (8 years 6 months)

Managed over 150 cases at various stages of investigation and litigation, including hearing, trial,
and sentencing matters. Have won numerous trials in Supreme and Housing Courts. Supervised
junior ADAs in litigation training and during trials. Investigated narcotics-prone locations and
narcotics-related activity. Developed a new way to use cell phone records as evidence. Execute
policies of the District Attorney. Repeatedly received accolades for teamwork, interpersonal skills
and work product. Chosen to teach incoming ADAs how to do trial and witness preparation.
Narcotics Eviction Unit - Specialized Unit within the Narcotics Bureau that analyzes
cases for evictions proceedings based on illegal activities. Litigated legal issues between
landlords and tenants. Assisted community and tenant associations to evict problem tenants.
Conduct drug-holdover proceedings and eviction trials in Housing Court and Civil Court.
Represented the District Attorney at New York City Housing Authority Executive Board
Homicide Pager Duty - On-call for 24-hour periods as counsel to all major,
breaking homicide or violent felony investigations.

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Law Practice industry

September 2000May 2001 (9 months)

Investigated, researched and drafted memoranda regarding federal crimes, including arson, and
narcotics and firearms trafficking for

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Law Enforcement industry

June 2000August 2000 (3 months)

Investigated, researched and drafted memoranda regarding commercial frauds and organized
crime rackets for Assistant District Attorneys. Aided in the filing of a protective order by
reviewing and analyzing surveillance materials, including transcribing audiotapes. Observed
interviews conducted by senior ADAs of confidential informants.

Judicial Intern

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

September 1999May 2000 (9 months)

Intern for Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell. Analyzed appellate cases and briefs. Drafted memoranda on appellate issues, including search
and seizure and right to counsel some of which became written opinions.

Judicial Intern

Supreme Court, Criminal

September 1999May 2000 (9 months)

Intern for Hon. Michael J. Obus and Hon. Bruce Allen. Evaluated parties' moving papers. Drafted memoranda some of which became written opinions.


Dechert, Price

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

September 1997May 1998 (9 months)

Analyzed and reviewed documents for class action litigation trial team. Prepared case materials,
including discovery, for litigation in lawsuits in several states.

Carl Irace's Certifications

  • Admission

    • New York State Bar
    • March 2002
  • Admission

    • United States Bar for the Eastern District of the State of New York
    • December 2009
  • Admission

    • United States Bar for the Southern District of the State of New York
    • December 2009

Carl Irace's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Member of East Hampton, NY, Chapter

      Lions Clubs International
      • Health
      September 2012 present (2 years 1 month)
    • Secretary, Eastern Long Island Chapter

      Surfrider Foundation
      • Environment
      July 2012 present (2 years 3 months)
    • Counsel

      Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society, Inc.
      • Arts and Culture
      June 2012 present (2 years 4 months)

      Not for Profit organization dedicated to restoring the historic Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station to its original 1902 appearance.

Carl Irace's Languages

  • Spanish

Carl Irace's Skills & Expertise

  1. Litigation
  2. Zoning
  3. Land Use Law
  4. Land Use Planning
  5. Criminal Law
  6. Criminal Prosecution
  7. White Collar Criminal Defense
  8. Land Use
  9. Tax Certiorari
  10. Maritime Law
  11. Trials
  12. Courts
  13. Criminal Justice
  14. Legal Issues
  15. Legal Writing
  16. Hearings
  17. Appeals
  18. Civil Litigation
  19. Legal Research
  20. Evidence
  21. Employment Law
  22. Criminal Defense
  23. Trial Practice

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Carl Irace's Education

Villanova University School of Law

JD, Law


Activities and Societies: Environmental Law Society

University of Pennsylvania

AB, American History; Environmental Studies


Activities and Societies: Heavyweight Rowing, Theta Xi (President), WQHS Radio, Class Vice-President

Garden City High School


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