Dan combines his experience with SEQRA, land use and real estate law with the pragmatism and persistence to help clients realize their most challenging projects.
Dan counsels private and municipal clients on permitting and entitlements, the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), zoning, public-private partnerships, and the New York City Watershed Regulations. Dan represents clients in administrative proceedings before local land use boards throughout Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties. He also prosecutes litigation in Federal and State Courts, including Article 78 challenges to administrative determinations.
Dan is currently chair of the New York Bar Association’s Environmental & Energy Law Section Subcommittee on Land Use. He has served as Co-Chair of the Transportation and Land Use Working Group of the Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan. He is also a LEED® Accredited Professional.
Dan received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1994 from Vermont Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Vermont Law Review. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Williams College in 1989. Before joining Zarin and Steinmetz, Dan was a staff attorney with Riverkeeper, Inc., Assistant Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department, and an associate at Rivkin, Radler & Kremer in Uniondale, New York.