Adam Grossman was raised in Sag Harbor, and currently lives in Hampton Bays, where he has owned his home for 14 years. He is an attorney who has practiced law for 22 years. He is a 1983 graduate of Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, a 1987 graduate of Dowling College in Oakdale, and a 1991 graduate of Pace University School of Law in White Plains.
He has a solo law practice located at 120 Court Street, Riverhead, and has been a practicing attorney throughout his career, specializing in real estate, civil litigation, zoning and land use, estate practice, and estate planning. In the years 1998 and 1999 he served as Riverhead Town Attorney, where he worked closely with the Riverhead Town Board, and additionally served as Special Prosecutor of Town Code violations, while also gaining critical knowledge and experience in the operations of Town government.
In 2002 Mr. Grossman was appointed to the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, where he has served as a ZBA member for 13 years. In 2010, he was appointed, and remains, as Vice Chairperson of the ZBA. The ZBA hears area and use variance applications, appeals of the determinations of the Chief Building Inspector, as well as determinations as to the single and separate status of vacant property. As a ZBA member, he has been one of seven members acting in a quasi-judicial capacity in issuing decisions related to the applications heard at the ZBA.
Mr. Grossman has additionally served as a volunteer for non-profit organizations, including service as a board member on Alternatives Counseling Services, Inc., which provides alcohol and drug treatment in Southampton and Riverhead (2010-present), as a board member and Co-Chair of East End Gay Organization, which advocates for the LGBT community of eastern Long Island (2000-2006, Co-Chair from 2003-2006), and as a board member of North Fork Environmental Council, which advocates for environmental issues on the north fork of Long Island (2000-2001). He was also involved in politics in the Town of Southampton, having served as a board member and Chairman of The Southampton Party (board member 1991- 1997, Chairman 1996 – 1997).
Mr. Grossman is running this year for Southampton Town Justice on the Democratic line. He intends to run based on his record of service in government, as well as his experience as an attorney in private practice, which includes representation related to zoning matters, traffic tickets, town code matters, landlord/tenant disputes, and civil disputes.
Mr. Grossman is seeking to fill the seat that will become open at the end of 2015 with the retirement of Southampton Town Justice Edward Burke, Sr. He has built his career as a hard working attorney, an appointed public official, and someone who excels both in the private sector as an attorney, and as a public official as a former Riverhead Town Attorney, and currently as the Vice Chairperson of the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals.
Mr. Grossman intends to be a fair, impartial Southampton Town Justice if elected. He will be campaigning throughout the Town of Southampton during the campaign, and he looks forward to meeting town residents, and asking the voters of Southampton Town to support his election as the next Southampton Town Justice.