Lisa A. Cairo

Lisa A. Cairo

  • Garden City
  • T: 516-393-8267
  • F: 516-393-8282

Lisa A. Cairo is Chair of the firm’s Municipal Law Practice Group. With nearly two decades of experience in land use and zoning, Lisa represents municipal clients in litigation in both state and federal court, and private clients with respect to both residential and commercial zoning matters in numerous municipalities, including the Town of North Hempstead, Town of Oyster Bay, Town of Brookhaven, Town of Babylon, Village of Lynbrook, Village of Hempstead and Village of Westbury. She has considerable experience in economic development matters, including representing clients before various Long Island Industrial Development Agencies.

Lisa is also deputy village attorney in the Village of Valley Stream and serves as counsel to the Village’s Board of Appeals. In that role, she regularly drafts zoning decisions and counsels the board on zoning-related matters. She also prepares code amendments to the Village of Valley Stream Code and defends the Village in Article 78 proceedings.

Lisa is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.


  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
  • Loyola College
  • Richmond University, London


  • Representing a client in a CERCLA action against Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Unites States Navy related to alleged public water contamination.
  • Served as Counsel for various commercial entities including CVS Pharmacy, Dunkin’ Donuts and Costco Wholesale in navigating the municipal approval process on Long Island.


  • New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of Nassau County, President
  • Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, Vice President
  • Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association Board of Directors, Past Member
  • Pat Cairo Family Foundation, Inc., Co-Chairperson

“Challenging a Zoning Board’s Denial of an Area Variance,” Nassau Lawyer, September 9, 2016…an-area-variance/

“Relief from Zoning Requirements for Religious Institutions,” Nassau Lawyer, September 2019