American Eagle Bookends Presented to John S. Marwell and
James E. Morgan in Appreciation for Their Service to the Cause
of Private Property Rights
John Marwell and Jim Morgan create a moment of hilarity pretending
to share a single set of American eagle bookends when Carol LaGrasse
ceremoniously held up only one set of bookends and asked both
lawyers to come to the podium to accept a gift of appreciation.
The brass bookends were from the Congressional gift shop at the
Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
John S. Marwell is Founding Member of Shamberg Marwell Davis
& Hollis, P.C., in Mt. Kisco in Westchester County. As a staunch
advocate for private property rights, Mr. Marwell is one of the
leading experts and litigators on zoning law in the State of New
York. He is also an innovative, effective legislative advocate
for private property rights at the local and state level.
James E. Morgan, Principal in Galvin and Morgan in Delmar,
has devoted his practice to some of the most difficult property
rights litigation in the State, including pioneering litigation
to defend property owners from an imposed conservation easement.
He has taken cases that other attorneys have exhausted and recently
advanced one such seemingly hopeless case, that of Tim Jones vs.
the Adirondack Park Agency, so consistently that when an appeal
was made, Gov. Paterson intervened and ordered the APA to grant
a permit to Mr. Jones after 21 years.
James Morgan and John Marwell have spoken many times at the
Annual National Property Rights Conferences and have helped PRFA
advance the cause of property rights for many years.