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Christopher Rizzo

Christopher Rizzo



Christopher Rizzo

Counsel

2 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
212-732-3200, Fax: 212-732-3232
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Practice Description

Chris Rizzo’s practice includes a wide variety of environmental, land-use and litigation matters.  They include environmental impact reviews for state and city-sponsored projects, compliance with local zoning and preservation laws, open space preservation, open space easements, management of hazardous materials, energy generation and related litigation.  His practice also includes general litigation, often related to land-use disputes and contract disputes.  He works closely with the firm’s real estate department and corporate department on due diligence related to land transactions and corporate mergers and acquisitions.  In a pro-bono capacity, he is involved in several community-based organizations focused on revitalization of New York City’s parks and public spaces.

Admissions

  • 2001 New Jersey
  • 2002 New York
  • 2002 U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • 2002 U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • 2004 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • 2007 District of Columbia

Affiliations

  • Member of the New York City Bar Association’s Land Use Committee
  • Adjunct Professor at Pace University School of Law
  • Co-chair of the Parks and Historic Preservation Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member and Chair of Policy Committee, Board of Directors, New Yorkers for Parks
  • Member and Treasurer, Board of Directors, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
  • Member of the Law Committee of the Municipal Art Society of New York (2004-2011)
  • Member of the Pace University School of Law Alumni Board (2009-2011)
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), Green Associate (2010-2012)

Prior Experience

  • 2002-2004 Menapace Fellowship, Municipal Art Society of New York, Inc.
  • 2001-2002 Associate, Environmental Department, Law Firm of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman and Leonard LLP

Education

  • B.A., 1997 Manhattan College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • J.D., 2001 Pace University School of Law School (cum laude; Articles Editor, Pace Environmental Law Review; Certificate of Environmental Law)

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