The LI Law Podcast

Ep 30: Monte Leeper, Architect, talks about building department permits and certificates and the process for making legal changes to your home.

January 8, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  The podcast focuses on Long Island law topics and includes greater New York court and legislative happenings.  If you are one of the approximate 8 million residents of Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings counties), or want to enjoy all law-related matters on Long Island, this podcast is for you!

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution.  If you like this podcast, you may want to look for Zehava’s monthly articles in the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald, Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, Oceanside/Island Park Herald, and the Beacon newspapers.

Our guest on this 30th episode is Monte Scott Leeper, a Registered Architect for 33 years, who is certified to practice in all fifty United States and currently licensed and concentrating in New York State.  Mr. Leeper is the principal of his architectural firm, Monte Scott Leeper, Architect, P.C., which has performed professional services on over 4000 commercial and residential projects, including: 

  • Hotels
  • Schools and Libraries
  • Religious Buildings
  • Medical and Dental Offices
  • Industrial Plants
  • Retail Stores
  • Restaurant
  • Bridges
  • Marinas
  • Sports Facilities
  • Amusement Parks
  • Multiple Family Housing
  • Single Family Dwellings
  • Parks

Monte Scott Leeper has been published over 1500 times in his newspaper columns, “Ask the Expert” and “Ask the Architect,” in 30 newspapers with a weekly column over the past 29 years, 45,000 times in all.  He guest-lectures for schools, universities, public libraries, and community centers, fielding questions on the subjects of Renaissance Architecture, Building Construction, Religious Building Design, and Navigating the Permit Process.

Mr. Leeper has presented over 680 Board of Zoning Appeals Cases, served as a professional witness more than 50 times, and has been honored to serve on the Nassau County Planning Commission-Open Space and Parks Advisory Board- setting public policy on a $300 Million Metropolitan Planning budget.  He serves on the Rockville Centre, N.Y. Architectural Review Board, as Vice President of the Long Island American Institute of Architects, and Vice President of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Leeper is also a Certified Federal and New York City EPA Asbestos Investigator.

Monte Leeper’s contact information is:

Oceanside, New York 

Telephone: 516.678.1978


Welcome to the podcast, Monte!

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