Village of Chester – Hamlet of Sugar Loaf


Town Attorney – J. Scott Bonacic

Scott Bonacic is the Managing Partner of BKCM&B. Scott concentrates his law practice in municipal law, land use, commercial and residential real estate development, corporate law and criminal defense.Scott appears before municipal planning and zoning boards, drafts contracts, negotiates variances, undertakes due diligence studies for commercial and residential projects, and litigates disputes. In addition, Scott actively litigates matters in local civil and criminal court.

He has served as Counsel to municipalities in Orange County and has strong relations with government officials in municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley.

Scott earned his B.S. at University of Scranton (Magna Cum Laude) and his law degree from Albany Law School (Cum Laude). Scott formerly served as an Assistant District Attorney in Orange County and as associate Counsel to Senator Michael Balboni, one of the nation’s foremost experts in homeland security legislation.

In addition to practicing in the real estate development/sales area, Scott supervises the firm’s municipal law practice section. The firm currently represents municipalities in Orange County (City of Port Jervis, Town of Chester, Town of Monroe, Village of Monroe, Village of Greenwood Lake), Sullivan County (Town of Mamakating Planning Board and Village of Liberty), and Delaware County (Town of Bovina and Town of Stamford).

Scott is married to Patricia Bonacic. They currently reside in Campbell Hall, New York with their sons, Dylan and Tyler.


Current Employment Position:

Areas of Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Municipal
  • Construction
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions: 
New York, 1994

University of Scranton, B.S., magna cum laude, 1991 – B.S. • Albany Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1994 – J.D.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Orange County Bar Association – Member
New York State Bar Association – Member

Past Employment Position:
Orange County, Assistant District Attorney, 1994 – 1999

Town Attorney
J. Scott Bonacic
45 Webster Avenue 
Gosen, NY 10924 
P: (845) 703-3101
F: (845) 703-3110
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