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Neil J. Alexander

Energy, Land Use & Zoning, Telecommunications

Neil is a Partner in the Land Use & Zoning Department at the firm and chairs the Energy Practice Group. His clients move communities forward by introducing economic development, jobs, energy infrastructure and place-making. Neil's daily practice focuses on real estate transactions, land use, permitting energy projects, economic incentive packages and sustainability measures. He routinely represents business entities, not-for-profit corporations, and individuals throughout Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and the State of Connecticut in obtaining the necessary local and State level approvals and inducements for their projects, which range in scale from retail stores and wireless telecommunication facilities to large, mixed commercial and residential communities as well as independent power infrastructure.

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 Law Schools, Universities, and Continuing Legal Education seminars on topics related to his practice areas, including Workforce Housing, Climate Change, Agriculture/Food Production, High Performance Buildings, and Responsible Property Investment.


  • 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 District Council for Westchester, Fairfield & Rockland Counties
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member
  • New York State Certified Real Estate Instructor

Community Service

  • Energy Improvement Corporation for New York State, Member of NYS Local Development Corporation and its Finance Committee
  • Apropos Housing Opportunities and Management Enterprises (A-HOME), formerly Audit Committee Chair and Member of Board of Directors
  • Table Local Market for Farm Produce and Artisanal Goods (TABLE), formerly on Advisory Board
  • Active Living Over Fifty (A-LOFT), formerly Chair of the Livable Communities Council


  • 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


Neil resides in northern Westchester County, NY. He enjoys spending time with his wife and sons. In spare moments, he is often found running and skiing on the trails in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.