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Daniel J. Baker serves as co-chair of the Long Island Land Use Practice and represents clients in land use and zoning matters, general real estate transactions, industrial development agency (IDA) and municipal benefits, environmental matters, tax certiorari and condemnation, corporate law, and civil litigation.

Dan’s clients range from small businesses and local developers to large national and international retailers and shopping center owners. With deep local business, government and community roots, Dan advises clients on local laws and customs, helping them navigate the real estate and municipal processes.


Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, Herald Community Newspapers, "Top Lawyer of Long Island Award," 2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2022-2023
  • Listed, Long Island Business News, “Top 25 Power Lawyers,” 2021
  • Listed, Long Island Business News, “Who’s Who in Commercial and Residential Real Estate,” 2021
  • Recipient, Touro Law Center, “Paul S. Miller Award,” 2019
  • Recipient, Touro Law Center, “Law School Service Award,” 2017
  • Recipient, Long Island Business News, “Leadership in Law Award,” 2017
  • Selected, Touro Law Center, “Public Interest Attorney of the Year,” 2011
  • Rated, AV Preeminent ®5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Board Member, The Long Island Builders Institute
  • Appointed Member, State of New York Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled’s Surrogate Decision Making Committee (SDMC) Program
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Tenth Judicial District Representative, Real Property Law Section
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Real Property Law Committee, 2010-2012
    • Advisory Board Member, WE CARE
  • Touro Law Center
    • Member, Board of Governors
    • Member, Alumni Association
    • Member, Dean’s Advisory Council
    • Co-Vice Chair of the Executive Board, Institute of Land Use and Sustainable Development Law
  • Trustee, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Long Island Chapter


  • J.D., Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • B.A., State University of New York at Albany
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York