Maximillian Mahalek - Land Use Attorney Westchester NY - SEQRA Review Process Lawyer

Maximillian R. Mahalek

mmahalek@cuddyfeder.com 914-761-1300

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” – Daniel Burnham (Architect and City Planner)

Overview
Overview
Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications
Community Service

Max is an Associate in the Firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Development and Telecommunications groups. He counsels clients in a wide range of local and state permitting matters and regularly represents applicants before administrative and legislative bodies. He also guides clients through the SEQRA review process and provides counsel in relation to development agreements, easements, and deed restrictions.

While at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Max received the Distinguished Service Award from the highly regarded Land Use Law Center. Max also served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry, Chief Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and interned for the Village of Ossining, NY Corporation Counsel, as well as for Johnson, Haslun & Hogeman, a boutique land use law firm in Greenwich, CT.

 

Education

  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2019
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of the Arts in Urban Planning, 2014
  • Master of Urban Planning, 2015

Admissions/Courts

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Awards + Recognitions

  • Distinguished Service Award, Land Use Law Center, Elisabeth Haub School of Law (2019)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (2008)

Professional Associations

  • American Planning Association, Planning and Law Division (Secretary and Treasurer)

Presentations + Publications

“From Euclid to Darwin: The Unavoidable Evolution of Zoning in the Post-COVID-19 World”
New York State Bar Association Journal (2020)

Community Service

  • Advisory Board Member; Urban Land Institute, Westchester/Fairfield Chapter
  • Fellow, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress (2019-2020)

Growing up in and around Chicago, I gained a strong interest in urban development trends, which led me to study urban planning in college and graduate school. While in these programs, I came to greatly appreciate the work of zoning attorneys, including their crafting of strong legal and policy arguments in favor of land use proposals, negotiation compromises with municipalities where feasible, and developing productive relationships with public officials. I now relish the opportunity to do the same on behalf of my clients. –Maximillian

Throughout its 50-year history, Cuddy & Feder LLP has made tremendous strides in maintaining a diverse workforce of attorneys and staff. We are focused on the retention and promotion of our talented individuals and are committed to providing them with the tools for success.
Telecommunication providers in New York may at times be wary of municipal leasing, purchasing, or public property use requirements when it comes to constructing wireless infrastructure on municipal lands. Providers and municipalities alike nevertheless have numerous opportunities under the law to undertake such projects on municipal lands, and should explore them as part of expediting the deployment of wireless services to local communities.