Associate

Todd M. Hirsch is an associate attorney in the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of land use, municipal law and not-for-profit corporations.

Mr. Hirsch was most recently Vice President of Philanthropy for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, where he led a fundraising team that successfully quadrupled the Foundation’s revenue in two years. Mr. Hirsch also previously served as Director of Philanthropy and Associate Counsel at the Foundation. In his role as Associate Counsel, Mr. Hirsch represented the Foundation on a wide array of legal and compliance issues that affect non-profit corporations, including tax law, contract review, and real estate transactions.

A lifelong student of history, Mr. Hirsch spent time in law school learning about the legal methods to champion historic preservation. This culminated in a legal internship with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where he deepened his understanding of the use of conservation easements and other tools to preserve historic buildings and landscapes.

Mr. Hirsch’s note, “Preservation and Progress: An Argument in Favor of Transferable Development Rights,” won second place in the American Planning Association’s 2017 Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition.

Mr. Hirsch is a member of the New York City Bar Association.

BAR ADMISSIONS

Mr. Hirsch was admitted to the bar in New York in 2018.

EDUCATION

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D., cum laude
LL.M. in Taxation, cum laude
Note: “Preservation and Progress: An Argument in Favor of Transferable Development Rights” Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition – A.P.A. Legal Division.

Columbia University, New York, New York
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in History, Minor in Business
Thesis: “Stuffed Shirts” or Progressive Reformers: Opposition to the Brooklyn Battery Bridge, the Demolition of Fort Clinton, and Robert Moses’ Vision for New York City