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Neil J. Alexander

Environment & Sustainability, Land Use & Zoning, Telecommunication

Neil is a Partner at the firm and chairs the Environment & Sustainability Practice Group. He also provides legal services relative to all aspects of real estate development, including land use, environmental, permitting, regulatory affairs and related litigation. He routinely represents business entities, not-for-profit corporations, and individuals throughout the Hudson Valley and the State of Connecticut in obtaining the necessary zoning, wetland, storm water, LWRP, historic preservation, and architectural approvals for their projects, including compliance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).

As a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a New York State Certified Real Estate Instructor, Neil frequently lectures at Continuing Legal Education seminars on topics related to his practice areas, including Sustainable Development, Workforce Housing, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gas Regulation, High Performance Buildings, and Responsible Property Investment.

Admissions/Courts

  • New York State
  • Connecticut State
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Professional Associations

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Chair of the Sustainability Task Force & Member of the Executive Committee for the Westchester Fairfield District Council
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member
  • New York State Certified Real Estate Instructor

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Can Socially Responsible Businesses Be Profitable? A Case Study (and Samplings) from one Entrepreneur, Moderator
  • Climate Change and Land Use Conference, Co-Chair
  • Adding Value to Property Outside the Entitlement Process: Conservation Easements, Forestry Plans, Farming Exemptions and Historic Tax Credits, Author
  • Smart Growth and Sustainable Development: An Investigation of the Legal and Infrastructural
    Impediments, Author
  • SEQRA - A Primer on the Procedural Issues Frequently Raised in SEQRA Challenges to Projects, Author

Community Service

  • Apropos Housing Opportunities and Management Enterprises (A-HOME), Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair
  • Table Local Market for Farm Produce and Artisanal Goods (TABLE), Advisory Board Member
  • Active Living Over Fifty (A-LOFT), Member of Smart Growth, Land Use & Housing Task Force

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., with Environmental Law concentration; 1995
        - 1994 National Environmental Law Moot Court
        - Paul J. Liacos Scholar
  • Tufts University, B.A. in History, magna cum laude; 1992

Extracurricular

Neil enjoys Telemark skiing, traveling, trail running, folk art and cooking with his wife and sons.

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