Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Community Service
Josh is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. He has spent his entire law career at the firm and offers 35 years of experience in both real estate and commercial litigation. His practice includes commercial litigation, zoning disputes, all aspects of real property litigation, trial practice and appellate work. Clients include real estate developers, commercial landlords, property owners, professionals and corporations involved in general commercial litigation, real property claims and defenses, contract disputes, corporate litigation and estate litigation.

Many of Josh’s cases have been reported and cited frequently by the Appellate Courts of New York. Sample matters include: Jury trial of breach-of-contract action against multinational publicly held corporation with high seven-figure recovery; negotiation, arbitration and litigation of construction defect claims against general contractors, architects, engineers, home inspections firms and construction managers; trial of multi-million dollar condemnation claims on behalf of condemnee; Federal Court claims on behalf of real estate developers under §1983 of Civil Rights Act; representation of Condominium Associations in construction contract disputes and breach of warranty claims; adverse possession, easements, foreclosures, mechanic’s liens and commercial landlord-tenant; Article 78 proceedings challenging denial of zoning approvals; general counsel to many Westchester commercial property owners, landlords and developers; representation of shareholders, partners, corporations, condominiums and partnerships in all aspects of business disputes including interpretation and enforcement of contracts, restrictive covenants, dissolution proceedings, breach of contract, warranty and fraud claims, and judgment collection and enforcement; successful lifting of landmark designations during administrative hearing process and in Article 78 proceedings; and representation of developers and property owners in applications to and hearings before Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Boards.


  • Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, J.D.; 1980
  • Washington University, B.A.; 1977


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

Awards + Recognitions

  • New York Metropolitan Area Super Lawyers®; 2013-2015
  • Lifetime Commitment Award, The Hebrew Institute of White Plains; 2006
  • Parents of the Year, The Westchester Hebrew High School in Mamaroneck; 2003

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • White Plains Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

Presentations + Publications

“Decisions Give Glimmer of Hope to Internet Defamation Plaintiffs”
NY Law Journal, December 2015

“The Failure to Preserve the Status Quo as a Bar to Appellate Review in Zoning Disputes”
Westchester Bar Journal
Vol. 38, No. 101 (Winter/Spring 2012)
Co-author with Anthony P. Luisi

“If I Win–Can I Recover My Attorneys Fees?”
The Westchester Bar Journal
Fall/Winter 2007

“The Big Sale That Would Not Close,”
The Westchester Bar Journal
Spring/Summer 2005

“Real Estate Development from Beginning to End,”
January, 2008

“Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowners’ Association,”
March 17, 2006

“Zoning and Land Use,”
2004, 2005, 2006

“Legal Aspects of Condominium Development and Homeowner’s Associations in New York,”
March 18, 2005

“Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Landlord/Tenant Issues in New York,”
December 12, 2003

“Litigation of Contract Disputes to Trial, Judgment and Collection in New York,”
2002, 2003

“Real Estate and Landlord Tenant Issues in New York,”
1999, 2000, 2001

Community Service

  • The Hebrew Institute of White Plains
  • The Westchester Hebrew High School in Mamaroneck


  • Josh and his wife Jane are lifelong resident of White Plains.
  • They have two married sons living in New York City and an infant granddaughter.
  • Josh enjoys basketball, lap swimming, and cycling and is an active member of The Hebrew Institute of White Plains.

Whether it be high-stakes litigation or everyday legal issues, it is important to have a unique combination of skills and focus on client objectives in order to be successful. I pride myself in being both a masterful legal strategist and a savvy, street-wise pragmatist to achieve unparalleled and well-known success. — Josh

Client Successes • Aug 30, 2023

Cuddy & Feder Obtains IDA Approval for 89M Multifamily Development in White Plains

Cuddy & Feder Partner, Eon S. Nichols, obtained IDA approval from the County of Westchester IDA for an $89 million multi-family development in White Plains developed by Mill Creek Residential Trust.

News + Events • Sep 28, 2023

Cuddy & Feder Supports 3rd Annual Herbn Couture Cannabis Gala

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, Cuddy & Feder proudly sponsored the 3rd Annual Herbn Couture Luxury Networking Gala in Coxsackie, New York. This event brought together leaders and professionals from the cannabis industry for an extraordinary evening.

Publications • Sep 19, 2023

Eon Nichols on IDA Financing



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