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
- 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.