Town of Amherst seeks RFPs for Professional Legal Services Contracts

 The Town of Amherst (Town) is requesting proposals (RFP) from qualified individuals and firms to provide legal services for real estate transactions, land use and development issues including compliance with New York State and Federal environmental law, including, but not limited to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), brownfields clean-up and development, right-of-way issues and issues related to public and private easements. Legal services may also include representation of the Town of Amherst Planning Board and Town of Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals. Using this RFP, the Town intends to establish a pool of attorneys who will be available to provide legal services as needed during the contract term. One or more individual/firms may be selected to provide services. If selected, a retainer agreement will be requested at a compensation rate agreed upon. The subject matter of such litigation includes all aspects of said proceedings. Counsel will have a close working relationship with the Town Attorney’s Office. 

Copies of the complete Request for Proposals may be obtained from the Town’s website at or by sending an e-mail request to 

The deadline for delivery of responses to this request is 4:00 p.m. on March 26, 2020. 


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