John A. Harras, Partner

John A. Harras Nassau County Suffolk County


John A. Harras is a founding partner of Harras Bloom & Archer LLP. His practice involves commercial, corporate, land use, and real estate litigation in state and federal courts, as well as the representation of developers and other clients before municipal boards and agencies. Mr. Harras also serves as a New York State Supreme Court referee in cases involving easement and boundary disputes.

In addition to being admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York, Mr. Harras is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of the Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals in the 2nd, 5th and 9th Circuits.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1986


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
    Honors: Order of Barristers
    Honors: Moot Court Board Member
  • Stony Brook University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
    Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • "Cluster Zoning: A Valuable Tool in a Changing Market", Real Estate Journal, September 14, 2004
  • "Beware the Zoning Adjudicatory Board: Prepare to Fight Back if Summoned to Appear before One",  Real Estate Journal, September 6, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member
  • Long Island Association, Member
  • Long Island Real Estate Group, Member
  • Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Member


Harras Bloom & Archer LLP is known for providing sophisticated legal representation to sophisticated clients serving Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, New York City and surrounding areas.

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