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Attorney Profiles

Daniel Voorhees

Daniel G. Voorhees, Esq. is an original founding partner of Dayton, Voorhees & Balsam, LLP. Mr. Voorhees has been providing effective representation to a broad range of clients on the East End since 1970. His current practice focuses mainly in trust and estate matters. For 23 years, he served as the attorney for the Village of East Hampton. He also served on the School Board for the East Hampton Union Free School District for six years. Prior to joining Douglas Dayton at the firm in 1970, Mr. Voorhees practiced as an attorney with an international corporate law firm in Manhattan. He resides locally with his family.

Bars & Courts

  • New York State Bar Association

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Williams College

Alexander Balsam

Alexander Balsam, Esq. is a partner with Dayton, Voorhees & Balsam, LLP. Mr. Balsam's practice focuses in all aspects of real estate law, land-use, planning and zoning, environmental matters, agricultural land-use, small business formation and will preparation. When not in the law office, Mr. Balsam can be found working the fields of Balsam Farms, LLC, a local farming operation of which he is founder and co-owner. He resides with his family in East Hampton.

Bars & Courts

  • New York State Bar Association

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University

Elizabeth A. Schmid

Elizabeth Schmid, Esq. is a partner with Dayton, Voorhees & Balsam, LLP. Ms. Schmid practices in all facets of real estate law, including purchases, sales, leasing, land-use, zoning, planning and environmental matters, as well as other areas of law including construction matters and landowner disputes. Ms. Schmid has extensive experience in a broad range of commercial litigation matters in local, state and federal courts, as well arbitration. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schmid was a commercial litigator with the national law firm of Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP, in Manhattan. Ms. Schmid resides with her husband in East Hampton.

Bars & Courts

  • New York State Bar Association
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Stony Brook University

William D. Shapiro

William D. Shapiro, Esq. joined Dayton, Voorhees & Balsam, LLP in October of 2017. Prior to joining Dayton, Voorhees & Balsam, LLP, Mr. Shapiro operated as a solo practitioner within the Town of Southampton, specializing in civil litigation, criminal defense, residential and commercial real estate transactions and estate planning. Mr. Shapiro began his practice as an associate attorney with the prestigious Manhattan personal injury firm Greenberg & Stein, P.C. and subsequently worked as in-house counsel for JPMorgan Chase at Metrotech Plaza in Brooklyn, New York. He brings to his practice a leveraged and varied breadth of experience. He was raised in the Town of East Hampton and continues to relish in the opportunity to practice law in the community where he grew up. When he is not busy advocating for his clients, Mr. Shapiro is spending time playing basketball and taking his dogs to the beach in Hampton Bays, where he resides.

Bars & Courts

  • New York State Bar Association
  • United States District Courts For The Southern And Eastern Districts

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor Of Arts, Virginia Tech University