Jessica Zalin - Land Use and Telecom Lawyer

Jessica Zalin 914-761-1300

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”
― Helen Keller

Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Community Service
Jessica is an associate in the firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Development, Energy & Environmental and Telecommunications groups. Her practice focuses on guiding clients through land use zoning and permitting processes, environmental issues, and wireless telecommunications siting and related matters.

She brings extensive experience in environmental and land use law across various settings. Jessica has worked with large corporate and telecommunications clients, focusing on zoning and environmental matters, including navigating permitting processes and representing clients at public hearings. Additionally, Jessica has managed environmental due diligence, overseeing consultants and reviewing assessments and remediation plans. She has also handled high-profile environmental contamination litigation, regulatory matters, and provided counseling for real estate transactions.


  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    J.D., magna cum laude, Environmental Law Certificate, May 2012
  • Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
    B.A. in Drama and Psychology, May 2008
    Semester Abroad, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England, Spring 2007


  • State of New Jersey, November 2012
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, November 2012
  • State of New York, October 2013
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, February 2014

Awards + Recognitions

  • Productions Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review

Professional Associations

  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association
  • New York State Environmental Law Leadership Institute, Class of 2014; Class Representative, 2015-2018
  • New York City Bar Association Choir, 2014-2016
  • New York State Bar Association

Presentations + Publications

  • Jessica K. Zalin, Courts Defer to Agency in Challenges to Solar Power Development, 3 ABA Energy & Natural Resources Litigation Newsletter 13 (Dec. 2015).
  • Cullen Howe, Paul Lee, and Jessica Zalin, Taking Action in New York on Climate Change: 2011 Update to the 2009 New York State Bar Association Task Force on Global Warming Report: Part 1 and Part 2, 22 Environmental Law in New York (Nov. & Dec. 2011).
  • James M. Van Nostrand et al., Taking Action in New York on Climate Change: 2011 Update Report, New York State Bar Association (Jan. 28, 2011).

Community Service

  • Surprise Lake Camp Alumni Association Board of Directors, Vice President 2015-2021; President 2021 -present


  • Jessica is an avid theater and concertgoer. She loves to travel, and can often be found hiking, camping, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.
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Publications • Jan 17, 2024

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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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