Darius represents both private and public sector clients in all facets of litigation, has tried numerous civil and criminal cases (jury and non-jury) to verdict in both state and federal courts and has argued countless appeals before state and federal appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals, the Appellate Divisions of the State of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He serves as counsel to businesses and not-for-profits throughout the Hudson Valley on “day-to-day” operations.
Darius also represents both municipalities and developers in all aspects of land-use law, zoning law and the State Environmental Quality Review Act. He serves as counsel to a public utilities, counsel to numerous local issuers and local municipalities and serves as Town Attorney for the Town of Mount Pleasant. He served as the Village Attorney for the Village of Dobbs Ferry from 2010 to 2019. Darius began his legal career in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office where he served for three years as an assistant district attorney in the Felony Trial Bureau.
Darius also serves as Counsel to Winged Foot Golf Club, Sleepy Hollow Country Club and Bonnie Briar Golf Club as well as General Counsel to Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Agency (since 2014) and previously served as counsel to the Dobbs Ferry Local Development Corp. from 2010 to 2019.
Darius is managing partner of the Harris Beach White Plains office and a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS + SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- Panelist/Moderator – Quasi-Public Corp. and Financing Local Development Projects, Westchester County Association and Pace Law School, January 2019.
- “RLUIPA – What a Local Municipal Board Can and Cannot Do – A Case Study of Westchester Day School v. Village of Mamaroneck,” New York Zoning Law and Practice Report, Thomson/West, March/April 2008.
- “Applying RLUIPA’s Land Use Provisions,” New York Law Journal, June 11, 2007.