Elizabeth L. BaldwinCounsel

Beth comes to the firm with extensive municipal, land use, and real estate experience.

Immediately before joining the firm, Beth was serving as the Village Attorney for the Village of East Hampton. As Village Attorney, Beth counseled the Village Board of Trustees and all of the Village’s appointed Boards and staff. While at the Village, Beth helped shepherd two administrations through the beginning and height of the Covid-19 pandemic, which brought unprecedented challenges to all municipalities.

Before Beth became Village Attorney, she served two administrations in the Town of East Hampton for over 10 years as an Assistant Town Attorney. During that tenure, Beth represented the Town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, counseling Board members at public hearings and drafting hundreds of determinations for the Board. She also successfully defended over a dozen Article 78 proceedings brought against the ZBA. As Assistant Town Attorney, Beth also represented the Town Board in most of the Town’s real estate transactions, which included over $40 million in Community Preservation Fund and affordable housing acquisitions. Beth also drafted various types of legislative initiatives for the Town Board.

In addition to her extensive municipal experience, Beth served as an Associate Director and Counsel to the Board of Trustees for the North Shore Land Alliance, a not-for-profit land trust with a mission to protect, among other things, the North Shore of Long Island’s remaining green spaces, farmland and to water quality. While at the Land Alliance, Beth identified conservation opportunities and worked with interested property owners to craft conservation solutions. She also achieved for the organization national accreditation and wrote successful grants totaling over $500,000 for land acquisitions.

Beth graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University where she majored in criminology and minored in religion. She earned her Juris Doctor in May 2003 from Syracuse University where she was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce and Executive Editor of the Syracuse Science and Technology Law Report.

Beth has deep family roots in East Hampton and lives in Montauk with her husband and two children.

The Conservation Easement Tax Incentive, Nassau Lawyer, Vol. 63, No. 4, Pg. 5, 19 (2013).

Elizabeth L. Baldwin



New York Bar – 2004

Florida State University (B.S, 2000)
Syracuse University (J.D., 2003)