Lawrence Otis Graham is Special Counsel at Cuddy and Feder and practices in the area of corporate and real estate law, as well as land use and governmental affairs. Larry has represented companies and private equity firms in connection with acquisitions and divestitures, and has advised clients on corporate governance issues. He has represented banks in real estate financings and has also served real estate clients on residential and commercial projects. His most recent land use work includes winning approval for the municipal annexation of a residential property, thereby changing the town boundaries of two New York State municipalities.
A lecturer on governmental affairs and employment issues, Larry 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 a major New York law firm, served as a White House Intern, and has counseled government officials throughout Westchester, New York City and New York State. An author of many business articles, Larry 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. Larry has served as legal commentator for WNBC and has appeared on “The Today Show”, and PBS’ “Charlie Rose”. His corporate research has appeared in USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
Larry 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. Larry 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 106-year-old organization.