Lindsey E. Haubenreich

Partner Buffalo

Known for her strategic approach and ability to expedite approvals for her clients, Lindsey focuses her practice on environmental, land use and zoning, real estate development and telecommunications matters.

Lindsey is co-leader for the firm’s Energy and Renewables Team, focusing her practice on environmental law, land use and zoning, energy, and telecommunications law. She has experience counseling clients on environmental due diligence, environmental compliance and brownfield redevelopment. She represents clients in regulatory and transactional matters before the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and advises clients on the development and siting of renewable energy facilities. Lindsey regularly speaks to the impacts of New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and how it affects real estate development projects and the real estate community as a whole.

Lindsey has appeared before municipalities across New York State on behalf of telecommunications companies, manufacturers, real estate developers and nonprofit corporations regarding applications for zoning permits and approvals, including special use permits, site plan approvals, variance requests, subdivisions and rezonings. She also has extensive knowledge regarding compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act. Lindsey has experience appearing before New York State Department of State Regional Boards of Review on applications for variances from the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.


Honors & Awards

  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2023
  • Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®

Education & Admissions

  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • University of Michigan, B.S., 2004
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Speaking Engagements

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  • Panelist, “How are Generational Projects Shaping the Real Estate Landscape of Tomorrow?” Buffalo Business First State of the Region, April 2024
  • Panelist, “Western New York Real Estate Development: Moving the Vision Forward,” Buffalo Business First State of the Region Seminar, October 2022

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • Grassroots Gardens WNY, Land Stewardship Committee

Past Activities

  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Cathy Seibel, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2012

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
    • Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER)
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Environmental & Energy Law Section
    • Local and State Government Law Section
  • New York State Commercial Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (Affiliate Membership)
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter
  • Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum

Articles & Publications


  • Co-Author, “US Regional Real Estate – New York,” Chambers Global Practice Guide, May 2023
  • Co-Author, “US Regional Real Estate – New York,” Chambers Global Practice Guide, May 2021
  • Co-Author “USA Regional Real Estate – New York,” Chambers Global Practice Guide, May 2020