Kristen Motel - Land Use Lawyer - New York Environmental Lawyer – Cannabis Business Attorney
Kristen Motel - Land Use Lawyer - New York Environmental Lawyer – Cannabis Business Attorney

White Plains, N.Y. – May 24, 2022 – Cuddy & Feder LLP is pleased to announce that Kristen Motel has been promoted to Partner.

Kristen Motel has been named Partner in the Firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Development, Energy & Environmental, Telecommunications, and Cannabis Law groups. Kristen joined Cuddy & Feder in 2014 as a Summer Associate and became an Associate in 2016. Her practice includes federal, state and local environmental permitting and compliance, real estate development and wireless telecommunications siting. She also serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law practice. An active member of the Westchester County Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee and the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association, Kristen helps coordinate the progression of legal services needed to bring cannabis businesses from idea to reality.

Prior to joining Cuddy & Feder, Kristen clerked for the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court. While in law school, she interned at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, the U.S. EPA Region 2’s Superfund Division, and with Hon. Judge Cathy Seibel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

“Kristen has proven herself to be a trusted advisor. She is regularly praised by her clients and the Boards she appears before which is testament to her commitment and devotion to her practice,” said Anthony Gioffre, Managing Partner. “Along with demonstrating the highest levels of client service, she spearheads many firm initiatives. Having grown at Cuddy & Feder from Summer Associate to Associate and now Partner, we look forward to her continued success and are thrilled to have her as our Partner.”

Kristen serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee and is Co-Chair of the Summer Associate program. She’s an active member in the Westchester Women’s Bar Association where she has served as Vice President and State Director. She’s a member of their Environmental & Land Use and New Lawyers Committees. She also mentors Pace Law School students to positively impact the development of the legal profession.

About Cuddy & Feder LLP
Cuddy & Feder LLP proudly serves clients in the areas of real estate; public and private finance (including tax-exempt and taxable bond financing); litigation & appellate practice; land use, zoning & development; telecommunications; energy & environmental; non-profit organizations; cannabis law; and trusts, estates & elder law. For 50 years, we have established ourselves as the leading law firm serving a vast region that includes Westchester, New York City, Connecticut and the Hudson River Valley. Our foundation is local, and we enjoy enduring relationships with leaders, institutions and decision-makers in the communities we serve.

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