Linda Pesce Laske

Associate
Phone (203) 335-5141
Fax (203) 367-9964
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Attorney Linda Laske represents clients in zoning and land use law, commercial litigation, and matters involving administrative agencies, and frequently handles appeals in those areas.  She has argued before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts and has authored dozens of appellate briefs.

Attorney Laske enjoys volunteering in her community, including with the National Charity League where she served as her chapter’s Parliamentarian.

Linda is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and Wesleyan University.  She holds a Certificate in Mediation from the UConn Labor Education Center/Quinnipiac Law School and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (Zoning Section) and the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association.

Practice Areas and Experience

  • Zoning and Land Use Law

Attorney Laske works in all areas of zoning and land use law.  She has deep experience handling appeals of decisions of municipal land use agencies such as planning and zoning commissions, zoning boards of appeal, inland wetlands commissions and historic district commissions. 

If you need help challenging or winning approval of a land use application, Attorney Laske welcomes your inquiry.  Examples include applications for special permits, site plan approvals, zone changes, subdivisions, zoning text amendments, affordable housing, and variances.

  • Other Areas of Real Property Law

Linda is also experienced in other areas of real property law including:  easement rights, boundary disputes, actions to quiet title, nuisance actions, eminent domain, public and private road issues, outdoor advertising regulation, rights of waterfront property owners, and property tax appeals. 

  • Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Election Law and Voting Rights

Attorney Laske also has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, employment law, and matters involving elections, voting rights, and duties of public officials.

  • Administrative Law

Attorney Laske advises clients on regulatory compliance, permitting, and administrative appeals in matters involving state agencies.

  • Appeals

If you are seeking counsel to take an appeal or if you are an attorney seeking assistance writing an appellate brief or navigating appellate procedure or motion practice, Attorney Laske welcomes your inquiry.  Attorney Laske has substantial experience with appeals in a broad range of civil matters as well as land use and administrative appeals.

Representative Appellate Matters

Real Property (zoning and land use, landlord and tenant, eminent domain):

  • E & F Assocs., LLC v.  Zoning Board of Appeals, 320 Conn. 9 (2016) (successful variance appeal; clarified Connecticut law concerning the type of hardship that can lawfully justify a waiver of zoning regulations)
  • Wheeler v. Beachcroft, LLC, 320 Conn. 146 (2016) (action to quiet title involving competing claims by lot owners and the public to use street and waterfront common areas in a shoreline development)
  • St. Joseph’s High School v. Planning & Zoning Commission, 176 Conn. App. 570 (2017) (successfully defended neighborhood association in opposition to special permit for stadium lights on school athletic field)

Commercial Litigation:

  • Styslinger v. Brewster Park, LLC, 321 Conn. 312 (2016) (concerning assignee’s right to seek dissolution and wind up of limited liability company)
  • Treglia v. Santa Fuel, Inc., 148 Conn. App. 39 (2014) (successfully defended home heating oil supplier in breach of contract action)

Election Law, Voting Rights, Legislative Process:

  • Cook-Littman v. Bd. of Selectmen of the Town of Fairfield, 328 Conn. 758 (2018) and 327 Conn. 956 (2017) (action involving right of electors to petition for special election to fill a vacancy on board of selectmen)
  • Slane v. Town of Fairfield, Docket No. CV136035920, 2013 Conn. Super. LEXIS 1629 (July 19, 2013, Sommer, J.) (obtained injunction to prevent implementation of redistricting ordinance that violated town charter)
  • Haley v. Massaro, Docket No. CV176066184S, 2017 Conn. Super. LEXIS 4494 (Sept. 21, 2017, Bellis, J.) (mandamus action involving electors’ right to initiate proposed legislation pursuant to town charter, state statutes and constitution)

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