Neil Alexander – Energy Lawyer NY – LEED Accredited Attorney - Land Use Lawyer

Neil J. Alexander 914 761 1300

“[P]erfection is...attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away...” –Yvon Chouinard

Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
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Community Service
Neil is a Partner in the Land Use, Zoning & Development group and Chairman of the Energy & Environmental group at the firm. His clients move communities forward by introducing economic development, jobs, energy infrastructure and place-making. Neil’s daily practice focuses on real estate transactions, land use, affordable housing, permitting, energy projects, economic incentive packages and sustainability measures. He routinely represents business entities, non-profit organizations and individuals throughout Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and the State of Connecticut in obtaining the necessary local- and state-level approvals and inducements for their projects, which range in scale from retail stores and wireless telecommunication facilities to large, mixed commercial and residential communities, as well as independent power infrastructure.

As a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a New York State Certified Real Estate Instructor, Neil frequently lectures at law schools, universities and continuing legal education seminars on topics related to his practice areas, including Workforce Housing, Climate Change, Agriculture/Food Production, High Performance Buildings, and Responsible Property Investment.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., with Environmental Law concentration; 1995
    – 1994 National Environmental Law Moot Court
    – Paul J. Liacos Scholar
  • Tufts University, B.A. in History, magna cum laude; 1992


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

Awards + Recognitions

  • New York Metropolitan Area Super Lawyers® in Environmental Law; 2019-2023
  • New York State Association for Affordable Housing, Member Spotlight in the fall 2015 newsletter
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Chair of the District Council for Westchester, Fairfield, and Rockland Counties, June 2011 – July 2015
  • Energy Improvement Corporation for New York State, July 2011 – April 2015: Board Member of NYS Local Development Corporation and Co-Chair of the Board, the Finance Committee and the Nominating Committee

Professional Associations

  • Community Capital New York, Board Member
  • Orange County Partnership, Board Member
  • New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), Member & Upstate Policy Committee Member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Chair of the District Council for Westchester, Fairfield & Rockland Counties
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member
  • New York State Certified Real Estate Instructor

Presentations + Publications

“Addressing Emerging Contaminants in Due Diligence”
Langan Remediation Summit
September 18-19, 2019

“Local Planning: Building Community Support”
NYSAFAH Annual Conference
May 10, 2017

New York State’s Energy Marketplace Heading Into 2016 Q4
Law360, October 7, 2016

“Here Comes the Sun: Barriers and Opportunities in Solar Power”
Moderator of Panel at the December 2013 Pace Law School Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference

“Land Use and Planning: Preventing Flight of Millennials”
New York Law Journal, Nov. 3, 2015



Selected Matters

Community Service

  • Energy Improvement Corporation for New York State, Member of NYS Local Development Corporation and its Finance Committee
  • Apropos Housing Opportunities and Management Enterprises (A-HOME), formerly Audit Committee Chair and Member of Board of Directors
  • Table Local Market for Farm Produce and Artisanal Goods (TABLE), formerly on Advisory Board
  • Active Living Over Fifty (A-LOFT), formerly Chair of the Livable Communities Council


  • Neil resides in northern Westchester County, NY. He enjoys spending time with his wife and sons.
  • In spare moments, he is often found running and skiing on the trails in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

Neil J. Alexander

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My legal practice is a proverbial three-legged stool requiring me to understand the applicable law, the business objectives of our clients and the personalities of the people involved. –Neil

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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