Danielle B. Laibowitz, Esq.
More than just great beaches, chic restaurants, traffic as performance art, and celebrity sightings in the produce section, for me the Hamptons have been where my three kids grew up, where I’ve made a difference in the community by helping to build better schools and better lives, and now, where working in the firm of Nica B. Strunk PLLC allows me to practice law in a community I love and have worked to enrich.
I came to the law as I came to the Hamptons: by the long way around. Raised in a family of engineers and scientists, I loved and excelled in many areas of learning, earning my degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Rochester without neglecting my passion for literature and art. After moving to Washington, D.C. and working as a U.S. patent examiner, I attended the University of Virginia School of Law. I began my legal career writing, prosecuting, and litigating patents and trademarks at Kenyon & Kenyon, one of the world’s top intellectual-property firms. The same technical awareness and attention to detail that I applied to intellectual-property law I am now applying to the real-property litigation and land-use issues on which this firm focuses.
When family life brought me to Southampton, I found many ways to grow and contribute. I co-founded and serve as President for the Southampton Education Foundation; I served as an advisor for the proposed merger of Southampton and Tuckahoe school districts; advocated locally and lobbied in Albany on behalf of students with diabetes; fundraised for diabetes cure research; served as a volunteer advocate for The Retreat; and managed SAFE In Sag Harbor, a federally funded community coalition to combat underage substance use.
Having joined Nica’s practice, once again I am bringing to bear my passions as well as my legal knowledge and skills. The engineer-scientist in me shares Nica’s devotion to detailed mastery of the complexities of real-property and land-use law. And for the community activist in me, applying that mastery to protect clients’ interests in complex disputes is both challenging and rewarding.