Jeffrey S. Baker


phone (518) 438-9907 (Ext. 227)
fax (518) 438-9914


Representative Matters

Jeffrey S. Baker

Jeffrey S. Baker has extensive experience in environmental, zoning and land use law. He has represented both the public and private sector, including major environmental organizations in the permitting and opposition to major commercial and industrial projects. Mr. Baker is a member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the NYS Bar Association and is currently co-chair of its Committee on Historic Preservation, Parks, and Recreation.

He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2000


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1987
Honors: Cum Laude

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1981
Major: History

Classes/Seminars Taught

Powers of Zoning Boards of Appeals, The Rhodes Review, 1999
Land Uses Zoning Cannot Regulate, New York State Association of Towns, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

Historic Albany Foundation, 1998 – 2000

Historic Albany Foundation, 1992 – 2001
Board Member

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, 2000 – Present

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, 1998 – Present
Board Member

Past Employment Positions

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, Partner, Associate, 1990 – 1999
Sive Paget & Riesel, P.C., Associate, 1987 – 1990
U.S. Peace Corps, Tanzania, Volunteer, 1981 – 1983



Legal Assistant Information

Angeline Riccardi, 518-438-9907 x. 234

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In the Matter of Lori Bergami, et al., v. Town Board Of The Town Of Rotterdam, et al., 97 AD3d 1018 (3d Dept 2012)

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