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New York University, B.A. Economics, cum laude

Columbia University School of Law, J.D.

John is a seasoned practitioner with extensive experience in all areas of energy infrastructure  development, permitting and regulation, environmental law and permitting, administrative law,  government procurement laws, compliance and regulatory matters, and appellate litigation.

He is active in licensing renewable energy, electricity transmission and electricity storage facilities, and also counsels suppliers, facility owners, developers, large consumers, investors and lenders in the energy and utility industries on regulatory and commercial strategies and compliance issues. John is routinely involved in environmental permitting, contract negotiation, business and property acquisition, federal and state regulatory compliance, tariff analysis, lender due diligence, and public policy development. He has assisted in the siting of electric and gas transmission lines, represented major commercial and industrial building owners/operators in electric rate cases, and negotiated electricity sale and purchase agreements and gas supply and transportation contracts. In addition, he appears before federal, state and municipal government bodies with responsibility for energy regulation and environmental protection, local land use and zoning , and New York State and federal courts.

John’s extensive experience includes serving as assistant counsel to the New York State Public Service Commission and in the Office of Counsel to the Governor of the State of New York.


  • Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, (Energy) 2007

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Shaker Museum, vice-chair Board of Trustees 2015-present

Shaker Swamp Conservancy, Trustee 2010-present