For 50 years, Cuddy & Feder’s Land Use, Zoning & Development Practice has been instrumental in obtaining the regulatory approvals and permits that have transformed the landscape of the New York metropolitan area, including Westchester County, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

We know zoning, land use, environmental and municipal law. But more importantly, our clients rely on us for the depth of knowledge we offer and our unique ability to translate the legal insights we have into innovative yet practical solutions on their behalf – a characteristic of Cuddy & Feder that is simply unrivaled.

Our Land Use, Zoning & Development attorneys take great pride in remaining on the cutting edge of new legal developments to assure effective representation of our clients in an increasingly regulated environment. We are especially adept at harmonizing the various federal, state, county and local regulatory schemes to effectively streamline the land use process and save our clients the valuable capital, time and resources typically associated with the development of retail, commercial, residential, institutional, not-for-profit and utility projects.

Over the years, our Land Use attorneys have successfully advised and assisted our clients in developing shopping centers, office complexes, residential housing, affordable housing, assisted-living and nursing homes, schools, religious centers, museums, continuing-care retirement communities, public utility infrastructure and a host of other land use endeavors designed to improve the communities we serve.

SERVICES

Commercial, Residential and Mixed Use Development

Environmental Review (SEQRA/NEPA) and Development (Coastal Zone/Waterfront, Adaptive

Reuse/Brownfields)

Wetlands/NYDEC and NYDEP Permitting

Specialty Land Use (Religious, Non-Profit, Public Utilities and Wireless)

Green Building/LEED Certification Elements

Urban Renewal

Client Successes • Jun 18, 2024

Landmark Victory: Defending Reputations Against Defamatory Billboards in Dutchess County

Cuddy & Feder, led by Special Counsel Michael Caruso, achieved a significant victory on May 31, 2024, when a jury returned a verdict in favor of our attorney clients after a weeklong trial, finding that the defendant had engaged in defamation.

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Publications • Sep 19, 2023

Eon Nichols on IDA Financing

Eon Nichols discusses the basics of IDA financing and how it can be beneficial for real estate developers and owners.

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Publications • Nov 16, 2022

Article 78 Proceeding and Protecting Your Property Rights

In this video, Josh Kimerling, Partner and Chair of the Litigation group will discuss what to do if your project faces opposition, which may occur during the land use process itself prior to project approvals or thereafter in a post-approval challenge in the form of an Article 78 proceeding.

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Hiring an attorney to prepare our variance application for our home renovation was a smart decision. Hiring Cuddy & Feder to do the job was an even smarter decision.
Susan and Joel Morse
The firm’s project management abilities along with their legal knowledge and experience were instrumental in acquiring the regulatory approvals for my development.
Bobby Ben-Simon, Owner, KOSL Building Group
Securing approvals for commercial and residential developments in the Hudson Valley is no small task, but Cuddy & Feder provides valuable insight and helps navigate the land use and local municipal approval processes, streamlining and simplifying the process along the way.
Rodney Weber, Weber Projects, LLC

Westchester

445 Hamilton Avenue
14th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601

T 914.761.1300
F 914.761.5372

New York City

270 Madison Avenue
Suite 1801
New York, NY 10016

T 914.761.1300
F 914.761.5372

Hudson Valley

300 Westage
Business Center
Suite 380
Fishkill, NY 12524

T 845.896.2229
F 845.896.3672

Connecticut

243 Tresser Blvd.
17th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

T 203.969.9060