Long Island
100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530-4850
ph: 516.357.3733
fx: 516.357.3749
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Areas of Practice



J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1983
B.A., Cornell University, 1980

David T. Metcalfe


Mr. Metcalfe oversees the firm’s Facility Siting group which represents numerous clients involved in the development and reconstruction of energy generation, transmission and distribution assets. This group has extensive experience with Public Service Law Articles VII and 10, New York’s statutory frameworks for siting major transmission and generation facilities. This practice focuses on the complex permitting process and requirements for siting such facilities. Mr. Metcalfe’s representation of clients developing important public service facilities frequently involves assisting them in securing real property rights, sometimes via the exercise of the power of eminent domain. More generally, Mr. Metcalfe advises and represents clients involved in electric, gas, independent power and related businesses. His and the firm's services to these clients involve principally electric power and natural gas regulation and transactions; issues and proceedings involving Federal and state regulatory authorities; and the formulation, negotiation and administration of complex contractual arrangements involving energy and utility businesses.

Mr. Metcalfe also represents clients in corporate and commercial matters. He participates actively in the formulation and evaluation of client business strategies. This part of his practice emphasizes transactional work dealing with the formation and operation of large and small businesses, often in the energy and utility fields. His experience includes corporate and partnership matters relating to public and closely-held corporations and other entities; formulation, negotiation and administration of complex contractual arrangements involving both the private and public sectors; and the creation, restructuring and dissolution of corporations, partnerships and other forms of joint ownership.

Professional & Community Activities

  • New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Public Utility Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Section

News & Speaking Engagements