Christian DiPalermo, Esq.
Special Counsel/Consultant Lobbyist
Christian DiPalermo, Esq. advises Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit clients on government and community affairs in pursuance of permits, procurement, and legislation, as well as representing them before the executive and legislative branches of New York City, State, and Local government. He specializes in the areas of energy, transportation, waterfront, and parks. Specific projects he’s worked on include the construction of natural gas pipelines, affordable housing developments, and mixed-use commercial and residential real estate projects. Additionally, Christian brings his legal expertise to bear in municipal litigation and real estate, representing several municipalities on issues including land use, economic development, infrastructure, state and local municipal law, and legislation.
Christian’s career began more than 20 years ago as a Legislative Aide in the New York State Legislature and as a District Representative for Congresswoman Nita Lowey. He has had a successful career in the non-profit grassroots advocacy sector and has a keen understanding of how law, politics, and policy intersect. Christian is an effective and well-trained advocate who understands insider politics in New York.
Before branching out on his own in 2013, Christian served for five years as a Vice President at TLM Associates helping clients to develop strategies to obtain business opportunities with city and state government including procurement services and concessions. Prior to that, he spent eight years as the Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks, a citywide parks advocacy non-profit organization. Christian joined the parks advocacy movement after serving as the Regional Vice President for External Affairs at SBC Telecom.
Christian earned his JD degree from the New England School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Binghamton.
Christian currently serves on the Directors Council of New Yorkers for Parks and as a Board Member of the Long Island Chapter of the League of Conservation Voters. He lives on Long Island in Mt. Sinai with his wife, three daughters, and four rescue dogs.