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Peter J. Wise

Peter J. Wise is a founding partner of the firm of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP, a member of its Executive Committee, and manager of its Land Use and Real Estate Development practice group.  He represents major residential and commercial developers, real estate owners, retailers and other commercial enterprises, and not-for-profit companies, and over the last thirty-five years has been land use counsel for many of the most significant and transformative development projects in the region. 

Mr. Wise has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development including complex environmental review under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act and National Environmental Policy Act, with an emphasis on large-scale urban renewal and redevelopment and public/private development partnerships, such as the recently approved Harrison Metro-North Station Transit Oriented Development, a partnership between the Town/Village of Harrison, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and AvalonBay Communities. He often represents clients in connection with industrial development agency and local development corporation projects, governmental economic development programs, and other government affairs, and as borrower’s counsel in taxable and tax-exempt bond financings.

Mr. Wise has been a Member of the American Institute of Certified [land use] Planners (AICP) since 1999, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation.  Mr. Wise also served as Deputy Corporation Counsel of the City of New Rochelle, New York, from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Wise is a graduate of Lehigh University (Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, December, 1979) and New York Law School (Juris Doctor, 1984).  He lives in Bedford, New York, with his wife Deborah, an attorney, and has two adult daughters.


Vice Chair, Purchase College Foundation


Founding Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP

Board Committees

Executive Committee, Vice Chair
Finance Committee, Member
Nominating and Governance Committee, Member