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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

John Huber

John Huber is an attorney with Dayton, Voorhees & Balsam, LLP, and focuses his practice on all aspects of land-use, planning, zoning, environmental matters, and related litigation. He enjoys the in-depth technical analysis frequently required for handling challenging, innovative or novel projects. John is an experienced advocate, having appeared extensively before municipal boards across Long Island. Before joining our firm, Mr. Huber served as Co-Managing Partner of Ré, Nielsen, Huber & Coughlin, LLP, a well-regarded Long Island law firm concentrating its practice on sophisticated land use, governmental compliance and regulatory matters. During his 14 year tenure with Ré, Nielsen, Huber & Coughlin, LLP (and its predecessor firm, Munley, Meade, Nielsen & Ré), John represented multinational, national and local companies in some of Long Island's most novel and challenging land use and zoning projects.

Bars & Courts

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

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Master of Business Administration, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Hofstra University

Charles J. Collins

Charles J. Collins, Esq. is an attorney with Dayton, Voorhees & Balsam, LLP. Mr. Collins' practice focuses on residential real estate transactions as well as trust and estate work. He is a fifth-generation resident of East Hampton and possesses an intimate knowledge of the intricacies of the local landscape. Mr. Collins stays active in the East Hampton community as a volunteer firefighter with the East Hampton Fire Department, committee member of the Tom Twomey Lecture Series at the East Hampton Public Library, and member of the Montauk Rugby Football Club.

Bars & Courts

  • New York State Bar Association

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History, Boston College