Anthony Morando energy attorney – land use attorney Hudson Valley NY

Anthony F. Morando 845 896 2229

"Without commitment, you'll never start, but more importantly, without consistency, you'll never finish." - Denzel Washington

Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Matters + Case Studies
Community Service

Anthony is Partner in Charge of the Hudson Valley Office, a member of the firm’s Management Committee and of the firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Development Practice group. He is also one of the firm’s three LEED ® AP attorneys and is a member of its inter-disciplinary Energy & Environmental Practice Group. His practice involves land use, zoning and energy infrastructure siting. Clients consult with Anthony on various aspects of infrastructure and real estate development and New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act and other federal, state and local laws regulating development. He has represented and worked with a broad range of applicants for land use approvals and permits, including residential and commercial developers, utilities and non-profit organizations. He regularly appears throughout the Hudson Valley before Planning Boards, Legislative Boards, Zoning Boards and other permitting boards and agencies.

Prior to joining Cuddy & Feder in 2008, Anthony interned with the Westchester County Supreme Court, Office of the Administrative Judge for the Ninth Judicial District and served as a law clerk for a New York and Connecticut based law firm. Anthony previously interned for members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.



  • Pace University School of Law, J.D.; 2008
  • University of Delaware, B.A.; 2005


  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Awards + Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers® Upstate New York Edition Rising Stars; 2016-2023
  • Forty Under 40 Award, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce; 2016
  • Leadership Dutchess, The Chamber Foundation Inc.; 2011
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Accredited Professional; 2009-Present
  • Land Use and Real Estate Law Certificate of Achievement, Pace Land Use Law Center; 2008

Professional Associations

  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Member; Local & State Government Law Section Committee on Land Use, Green Development & Environment

Presentations + Publications

Economic Development Summit
Sullivan County Partnership
March 2023

State Environmental Quality Review Act
Leadership Orange Signature Program
April 2021

Land Use in a Pandemic: How to Keep Applications Moving Forward When the World Slows Down
January 2021

Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Society Career Panel
Pace Law School
March 2018

Westchester Municipal Planning Federation and Westchester Women’s Bar Association
White Plains, NY
“Updates in Planning and Permitting Mobile Broadband Communications Infrastructure:  Is Your Community Ready?”
October 20, 2015

Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
“Planning and Permitting Mobile Broadband Communications Infrastructure:  Is it time to amend your Code?”
May 2015 and September 2015

2014 Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference – Transitioning Communities
Pace Land Use Law Center
“Hot Topics in Land Use”
December 2014

2014 Land Use Law Update
Pace School of Law, Center for Continuing Legal Education
“Recent Updates in Wireless Communications Siting”
May 2014

Westchester Putnam Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Inc.
Continuing Education Program
“Legal Overview of Revisions to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act Environmental Assessment Forms”
December 2013

Selected Matters

  • Orange County-Poughkeepsie Limited Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless and Homeland Towers, LLP v. Town of East Fishkill, et al., No. 5–521–cv. (2d Cir. Nov. 10, 2015)

Community Service

  • Abilities First Inc., Foundation Board of Directors; Secretary & Chair Governance Committee, 2020 – Present
  • The Chamber Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors; Secretary, 2012-2014;
    Treasurer, 2015; Board Member, 2012-2018
  • Westchester County Association, Board of Directors, 2015-2017
  • Westchester County Association, Business Intel Committee Member, 2016
  • Westchester Woman’s Bar Association, Board Member and Liaison to Westchester County Association, 2015-2017
  • Marist College, Liberty Partnerships Program; Board of Advisors; 2011-2014
  • Leadership Dutchess Committee Member; 2011-2014; Mentor Program Chair; 2012-2014


  • When Anthony finds himself with some spare time, he enjoys  spending it with his family and friends – whether it be at a backyard barbeque, a concert or any of a number of sporting events. He also volunteers with his Town’s youth sports programs.

Anthony F. Morando

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Land use can be very personal. Decisions by regulatory agencies often affect a person’s business interests and home life. I know first-hand what this feels like, as my interest in land use law stems from my early personal experiences in real estate development. I participated with my family in the local development process at a young age and attribute my passion for solving land use issues to these experiences.

New York Law Firm Cuddy Feder’s 2024 Litigation Practice Newsletter
Publications • Jan 17, 2024

2024 Litigation Newsletter

Client Successes • Jul 09, 2024

Cuddy & Feder Secures IDA Approval for $121 Million Film Sudio Project in Hastings-on-Hudson

Cuddy & Feder Partner, Eon S. Nichols, secured IDA approval from the County of Westchester Industrial Development Agency (IDA) for a significant project by Electric Owl, for the development of a full-service film studio in Hastings-on-Hudson. This approval includes a straight-lease transaction for a project located at 1 South Broadway.



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