Ronald Perelman’s former staff to blame for over-building at East Hampton estate, his lawyer claims

December 19, 2017 03:24PM

Code violations at the Creeks, Ronald Perelman’s 58-acre estate, were the fault of staff’s “exuberance to satisfy the owner,” the billionaire’s attorney told the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals. The violations, which were discovered in 2012, stem from new construction and alterations to the historic property that were done without permits. A proposal to rezone the property has already been rejected, and Perelman’s team now seeks other variances to the code to legalize the construction at 291 Montauk Highway. [East Hampton Star]