Daniel Spitzer Speaker at Large Scale Solar USA 2024

Daniel Spitzer

Partner Hodgson Russ LLP

Dan concentrates his practice on issues involving environmental law, renewable
energy, sustainable development, land use law, municipal law, and real estate
development. His practice involves numerous renewable energy projects, including
representing municipalities, developers, land owners, and financing entities. His
work, from project inception through successful litigation, includes some of the
largest wind farms in the eastern United States; multiple utility and small-scale solar
projects; and landfill, gas-to-energy, biomass, storage, transmission, and energy
efficiency projects. He successfully litigated a case of first impression concerning a
municipality’s right to regulate power-generating facilities based on greenhouse gas

A primary part of Dan’s work focuses on National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA) and State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review and
compliance with federal and state environmental statutes. His work includes
environmental assessments for large-scale telecommunications projects,
infrastructure projects and power generation projects. He counsels agencies and
private clients on compliance with historic preservation laws, the Clean Water Act,
the Clean Air Act, and other federal environmental statutes and regulations. His
projects include coordinating responses among federal and state agencies as part of
federal and state environmental assessments.

Dan’s general municipal practice involves a wide area of services. He regularly
counsels municipal clients on budgeting, leasing, environmental, zoning, assessment,
financial, eminent domain, and other matters. His litigation experience includes tax
assessment matters, land use issues, financial matters, and other issues before
administrative and judicial forums. He assists developers and communities in
development projects, including obtaining financial assistance and complying with
historic preservation guidelines.

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