Lawrence Otis Graham
Lawrence Otis Graham serves as Special Counsel at Cuddy & Feder, LLP and specializes in real estate law, as well as land use and governmental affairs. He has represented banks in real estate financings and has also served real estate clients on residential and commercial projects. Mr. Graham has expertise in representing many clients who are purchasing, selling or renovating high-end, high profile properties. He has also represented companies and private equity firms in connection with acquisitions and divestitures, and has advised clients on corporate governance issues.
A frequent lecturer on governmental affairs and employment issues, Mr. Graham is Chairman of the Westchester County Police Board and has been an adjunct professor at Fordham University and Dutchess Community College. He began his legal career at one of Manhattan’s largest law firms, served as a White House Intern, and has counseled government officials throughout Westchester, New York City and New York State.
An author of many articles on business and legal issues, Mr. Graham is a New York Times bestselling author of 14 books and was a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report. He offers weekly commentary on Cablevision News 12 TV, which keeps him in contact with the top government officials in the region. Mr. Graham has served as legal commentator for WNBC and has appeared on “The Today Show” and PBS’ “Charlie Rose.” His corporate and legal research has appeared in USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Graham also sits on the Board at Horace Mann School and serves as a member of its Executive Committee, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, and Co-chair of the school’s Annual Fund.
Mr. Graham was awarded by Chief Justice Judith Kaye the Distinguished Service Award by the Tribune Society of the Unified Courts in the State of New York. He was honored, along with New York State Appellate Judge Sondra Miller, by the American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Award, which is given each year to a distinguished judge or attorney by the 110 year-old organization.
Mr. Graham holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University. He lives in Manhattan and Chappaqua with his wife and three children.