Practice areas

State, Local & Municipal, Land Use/Zoning, Environmental Litigation, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

State, Local & Municipal Litigation

Kristen K. Wilson is a partner at Marks DiPalermo Wilson PLLC, with offices in both New York City and White Plains, New York. Her primary base of operations is the White Plains office, where she serves clients in the surrounding regions and Westchester County. Ms. Wilson specializes in several areas of law, including environmental law, municipal law, land use law, zoning law, real estate, and the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

Ms. Wilson is known for her dedicated legal practice, which emphasizes close collaboration with clients to develop innovative strategies, navigate intricate approval processes, and handle matters involving both public and private boards. She also holds the positions of corporation counsel and city prosecutor for the city of Rye. With nearly two decades of legal experience, Ms. Wilson is highly regarded for her skills in litigation, mediation, and negotiation on behalf of her clients. She frequently represents both municipalities and developers, appearing before various courts and municipal agencies.

In 2015, Ms. Wilson founded Blanchard & Wilson, LLP, a boutique law firm in White Plains, specializing in land use cases, real estate transactions, project development, and environmental issues. In 2020, this firm merged with MarksDiPalermo, forming a prominent legal powerhouse with extensive expertise in real estate law and advisory services.

In addition to her legal career, Ms. Wilson is a published writer and researcher, contributing to organizations such as the Pace University Land Use Law Center, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and the Environmental Law in New York newsletter.

Ms. Wilson’s impressive qualifications include her admission to the Connecticut Bar Association in 2003 and the New York State Bar Association in 2004. She is also authorized to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2003, with a specialization in environmental law. Prior to that, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and physics at the College of the Holy Cross.

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