Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Dan is an Associate with the firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Development and Telecommunications practice groups. His practice focuses on real estate development including zoning and environmental permitting as well as utility infrastructure siting and related matters.

Prior to joining Cuddy & Feder in 2005, Dan enjoyed an externship with the Hon. Justice Sondra Miller of the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department and worked as a research assistant with Pace University’s Edwin G. Michaelian Municipal Law Resource Center. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Pace International Law Review (2004-2005), and also oversaw publication of the Review of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods (CISG).

Before pursuing a career in law, he helped develop and organize the Japan Society’s corporate programs focusing on international business and political and security issues. This position stemmed from an earlier experience teaching English in a Japanese high school as part of the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. Dan was also a program instructor with the Close Up Foundation teaching government and civics in Washington D.C. to high school students from all over the United States.


  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., Environmental Law Certificate, cum laude; 2005
  • Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; 1996


  • Connecticut
  • New York

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute, Westchester/Fairfield District Council; Executive Committee
  • New York State Wireless Association

Presentations + Publications

Westchester Municipal Planning Federation and Pace University School of Law 2014 Land Use Training Institute – Land Use Law Update, “Recent Updates in Wireless Communications Siting”
May 2014

New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors Annual Conference & Exhibition
Lecturer regarding land use, zoning, and SEQRA

New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors Webinar, “Basics of SEQRA”
October 2014

What’s Your Wireless Plan? Federal Law, Local Review and Wireless Facilities
NYSBA Municipal Lawyer, Spring 2012, Vol. 26, No. 2, Co-Author

“Wireless Services, Infrastructure & Zoning: A Time for Local Regulatory Change in New York?”
New York Zoning Law and Practice Report, Volume 12, No. 1 (2011)
Supporting Author

Dutchess County Planning Federation, “Zoning & Wireless – The Next Generation”
September 2010

Orange County Planning Federation Training Program for Planning and Zoning Board members
May 2010

“Wireless Facilities, Zoning and the FCC’s ‘Shot Clock’ Ruling”
NYSBA Municipal Lawyer, Vol. 24, No.1 (Winter 2010)


  • Dan and his wife Sue have three children and enjoy skiing, hiking, music and travel.
  • Originally from the Catskill Mountains in New York, Dan spent a good deal of time living abroad in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Japan.


In the grand scheme, land use and infrastructure are at the heart of how we live and work; how a society operates. For clients, however, obtaining approvals and working through regulations is a focused process, often the means to a new and exciting venture. I enjoy immensely being an advisor and advocate for these projects and the important place they have in people’s lives. –Dan

On Thursday, June 22nd the New York State Wireless Association (“NYSWA”) held its biennial Wireless Forum and celebrated ten years as New York State’s only wireless trade association.
Be sure to perform zoning due diligence before executing a solar easement.