Lawyer profile for USA 2021
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Dan concentrates his practice on issues involving environmental law, renewable energy, sustainable development, land use law, municipal law, and real estate development. His practice involves numerous renewable energy projects, including representing municipalities, developers, land owners, and financing entities. From project inception through successful litigation, Dan has assisted wind farms in the eastern United States; utility and small-scale solar projects; and landfill, gas-to-energy, biomass, storage, transmission, and energy efficiency projects. He successfully litigated a case of first impression concerning a municipality's right to regulate power-generating facilities based on greenhouse gas emissions.
A primary part of Dan’s work focuses on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review and compliance with federal and state environmental statutes. His work includes environmental assessments for large-scale projects in coordination with federal and state agencies.
Dan’s municipal practice involves services on budgeting, leasing, environmental, zoning, assessment, financial, eminent domain, and other matters. His litigation experience includes tax assessment matters, land use issues, financial matters, and other issues before administrative and judicial forums.
Dan’s practice also represents property owners and municipalities in condemnation proceedings and tax assessment challenges, from the initial filing of claims to trial.