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JOHN W. DAX
E-MAIL:
jdax@daxlawfirm.com

PRACTICE AREAS

Energy, Utilities, Environmental, Telecommunications, Land Use and Zoning, General Litigation.
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John Dax founded the firm with Jeffrey Cohen in 1987. Mr. Dax regularly counsels suppliers, facility owners, developers, large consumers, investors and lenders in the energy, telecommunications and utility industries on regulatory and commercial strategies and environmental permitting and compliance issues. He is routinely involved in environmental permitting, contract negotiation, business and property acquisition, federal and state regulatory compliance, tariff analysis, civil litigation, lender due diligence and public policy development. Mr. Dax has assisted in the siting of electric and gas transmission lines, represented major commercial and industrial building owner/operators in electric rate cases and negotiated electricity sale and purchase agreements and gas supply and transportation contracts. He appears before Federal, state and municipal government bodies with responsibility for energy and telecommunications regulation and environmental protection, local land use and zoning agencies, and New York State and federal courts.

EDUCATION
• J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1977
• B.A., cum laude, Economics, New York University, 1976

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
• New York State
• U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
• U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS/RECOGNITION

• New York State Bar Association
• American Bar Association

Leading Individual, Energy New York, Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2007

COMMUNITY SERVICE
New Lebanon Library – President, Board of Trustees, 2003 – Present; Trustee 1999-2003

• Town of New Lebanon – Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman 2007-Present; Member 2006-2007; Comprehensive Plan Committee, Member 2002-2004

• Tannery Pond Concerts – 
  Board Member 2004-Present
  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, Partner
• Assistant Counsel to the Governor of the State of New York
• Staff Counsel, New York State Public Service Commission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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