Who We Are 

The Advisory Board, Faculty Affiliates, Director, and Fellows are the backbone of the Institute.

Advisory Board

“The new Advisory Board includes accomplished practitioners as well as outstanding Law Center faculty. My colleagues and I look forward to providing policy guidance and practical assistance to the Institute.” Advisory Board Chair, Richard Eisenberg.
Chair, Jennifer Casey '96, Managing Partner, Casey Law Group, PLLC
Chair Emeritus, Richard Eisenberg, Of Counsel, Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, PC
Michael Lewyn, Director of the Institute on Land Use and Sustainable Development and Associate Professor of Law, Touro Law Center
John C. Armentano '05, Counsel, Farrell Fritz, PC
Daniel J. Baker, '92, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Robert Braun, Assistant County Attorney, Bureau Chief, Municipal Law Bureau at Suffolk County Department of Law
Keith P. Brown ’94, Brown & Altman, LLP
Deirdre Cicciaro '15, Assistant Town Attorney, Town of Brookhaven
John C. Farrell ’00, Partner, Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC
Alyse Delle Fave '15, Associate Attorney, Rigano LLC
Beth Gazes '20, Attorney, Taylor, Eldridge & Endres, P.C.
Elena B. Langan, Dean and Professor of Law, Touro Law Center
A. Thomas Levin, Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, PC
Judiana Olvera, Executive Assistant to Patricia Salkin, Office of the Provost, Touro  
Mitch Pally, CEO Long Island Builders Institute
Patricia E. Salkin, Senior VP, Academic Affairs, Touro College & University System and Provost, Graduate and Professional Divisions 
Brian S. Stoler, Senior Counsel, Harris Beach
Janice Whelan '91, Attorney, Janice Whelan PLLC

Faculty Affiliates

Director Michael Lewyn brings the experience of a practitioner and federal judicial clerk to his teaching of property, land use, and environmental law. Professor Lewyn's scholarship focuses on urban and suburban development, and in particular questions of "sprawl." 
Professor Patricia Salkin, a nationally recognized scholar on land use and zoning, has published hundreds of books, columns, and articles, including multivolume treatises and a textbook. As a leader in the field, Professor Salkin has chaired numerous boards and committees, including the American Planning Association's Amicus Curiae Committee, and has consulted on land use issues for many national organizations, including the National Governor’s Association.
Adjunct Professor Richard Eisenberg is of Counsel to a large law firm on Long Island. He concentrates his practice on commercial real estate transactions and corporate matters. He serves as Chair of the Board of Advisors for the Land Use Institute.

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