Douglas E. Singer

Douglas E. Singer

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, Stone Scholar
  • B.A., Hamilton College, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Graduate, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
  • Co-Founder, Falcon & Singer P.C. (1995-2017)
  • Associate, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (1991-1995)
  • Associate and Senior Attorney, Webster & Sheffield (1977-1991)
Business Council of Westchester
  • General Counsel, Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Executive Committee (2014-present)
  • Ambassador (2012-present)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Westchester Hudson Valley Connecticut Chapter
  • Member of the Board of Trustees (2005-2011, 2017-present)
  • Certified Marathon Run Coach (2011-present)

Doug works primarily in the areas of corporate law, corporate contracts and transactions, social enterprise law, not-for-profit law and estate planning.

He leads the firm’s social enterprise practice, working with individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations interested in pursuing social, environmental and economic responsibility initiatives through entities such as benefit corporations and Certified B Corporations.

He works with business owners of privately held companies with a particular focus on women and minority business owners.

For some clients, Doug has served as an outsourced, in-house general counsel – a role which involves providing legal advice in the context of business and strategic considerations and is similar to the position of an in-house general counsel who also sits on the executive committee. Doug uses a relationship-based approach to understand the history, direction and goals of the client.

In estate planning, the hallmark of Doug’s approach is effective communication – active and careful listening and explaining complex concepts in plain English, not legalese.

Doug has an AV® Peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.