Christopher B. Fisher

Christopher B. Fisher: Attorney with Cuddy & Feder LLP
  • Managing Partner at Cuddy & Feder LLP
  • 445 Hamilton Avenue, 14th Floor, White Plains, NY 10601-5196
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Biography

Chris is a Partner at the firm who concentrates his practice on telecommunications, land use, zoning, energy permitting and litigation. He is Chairman of the firm’s Telecommunications Group and a past Chairman of the firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Development Group, two of the largest infrastructure practices in New York and Connecticut. Chris also served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee for the period 2003-2013.

Chris has been lead counsel in several precedent setting cases involving nuanced areas of zoning and claims under the Federal Communications, Fair Housing and Civil Rights Acts. Chris represents wireless carriers, tower companies, DAS providers, residential and commercial developers, retailers, private associations, and public utilities typically in the states of New York and Connecticut.

Clients consult with Chris on varied aspects of infrastructure and real estate development and frequently seek his advice regarding the Telecommunications Act, New York’s State Environmental Quality Review Act, Connecticut’s Public Utility and Environmental Standards and numerous other federal, state and local laws regulating development. He routinely appears before state and municipal land use, zoning and environmental permitting agencies such as local planning boards, zoning commissions and the State of Connecticut Siting Council. Chris has extensive experience in the siting of wireless facilities and telecommunications infrastructure at the local, state and national level. Chris serves in several leadership roles for national and state trade associations. He is a founder and President of the New York State Wireless Association and was appointed to PCIA’s Innovation and Technology Council and chairs a working group focusing on municipal government relations and small cell policy.

Awards + Recognitions
- New York Metropolitan Area Super Lawyers in Communications Law; 2013, 2014, 2015

Extracurricular
- Chris and his wife Geriann spend as much time as possible with their two children. He also plays late night adult league ice hockey and can be found wakesurfing on Candlewood Lake in the summertime.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Land Use
  • Zoning
  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Telecommunications
  • Energy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
914-761-1300  Phone
www.cuddyfeder.com
University Attended:
Clarkson University; State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
Pace University School of Law, J.D., Environmental Certificate, cum laude, 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1994, Connecticut; 1995, New York
Memberships:
- New York State Wireless Association, Founder & President
- PCIA-The Wireless Infrastructure Association, Member
- Innovation and Technology Council, Chair Muncipal Small Cell Policy
- Hetnet Forum, Member
- ICSC-International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
- Westchester County Association, Economic Blueprint Committee
Reported Cases:
Smart SMR of N.Y., Inc. v. Zoning Comm. of the Town of Stratford, 995 F.Supp. 52, 9 F.Supp. 2d 143 (D.Conn. 1998); Lucas v. Planning Bd. of the Town of LaGrange, 7 F.Supp 2d 310 (S.D.N.Y. 1998); Cellular Tel. Co. v. Village of Tarrytown, 210 A.D. 2d 196, 619 N.Y.S. 2d 746, 209 57, 624 N.Y.S. 2d 170 (2d Dep't 1995).
ISLN:
909847829

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