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Christopher Rizzo

Christopher Rizzo

Christopher Rizzo


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

Environmental, Land Use, Litigation


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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