Quinnipiac University, B.A., 2008; Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 2011, cum laude

Charles works with residential and commercial developers, religious institutions, non-profit organizations and public utility infrastructure companies to obtain needed land use and environmental permits. He regularly represents clients in all aspects of land use and environmental law including representation before municipal land use, zoning and environmental permitting agencies and related litigation.


  • New York State Courts
  • Connecticut State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of New York

Professional Experience+

  • Assists clients with all aspects of the land use permitting process and regularly appears before municipal land use, zoning and environmental permitting agencies.
  • Advising and representing clients regarding land use applications and compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and related orders, New York’s Padavan Law and State and Federal historic preservation laws.
  • Advising and representing clients during all phases of the development process including obtaining rezoning and/or zoning amendments, site plan approvals, subdivision approvals, demolition approvals, and related variances and zoning interpretations.
  • Represent clients related to matters before the New York State Historic Preservation Office and local historic preservation committees in connection with redevelopment projects.
  • Represents clients during Article 78 litigation proceedings in resolving their real estate, land use and zoning, and environmental disputes.
  • Successfully defend municipal zoning and environmental enforcement actions.
  • Provide policy guidance to local governments on a broad range of land use and environmental issues, including issues related to the extraction of natural resources.
  • Previously worked with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in both the Office of General Counsel and Office of Hearings and Mediation and with the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Environmental Protection Bureau.


New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association