She has successfully defended municipal ordinances against exclusionary zoning challenges, as well as First Amendment challenges relating to religious and adult uses. Ms. Cross also frequently appears before local zoning, planning, and legislative boards in connection with seeking approvals for all aspects of land development. Ms. Cross received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, and a Certificate in Environmental Law in 2001 from Pace University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pace Environmental Law Review. She was also a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Land Use Law Center. Ms. Cross holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a concentration in Environmental Studies, from Muhlenberg College.
Ms. Cross has served on the Small-Midsize Law Firm Advisory Task Force for the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She has also previously served as an Associate Editor of the Westchester Bar Journal.