Steven G. Horowitz served as Chief Legal and Risk Officer at Open Space Institute, based in New York through July 2020. At OSI he focused on land conservation, environmental mitigation, climate change and a wide range of resiliency activities. He retired in 2018 after many years as a partner of Cleary Gottlieb where he regularly represented U.S. and international commercial and investment banks, foreign and domestic institutional investors, property owners and corporations in their real estate matters. Mr. Horowitz has also served as United States District Court Monitor, and as a law clerk, to the Honorable Joseph L. Tauro, both for the United States District Court, Boston Massachusetts. Mr. Horowitz received J.D. and M.P.P. degrees cum laude from Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he was editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received an undergraduate degree from Yale University, magna cum laude. A resident of New York, Mr. Horowitz has three children.
Mr. Horowitz first became involved with The Trust for Public Land in the 1990’s while serving as its pro bono counsel in acquisition of the 17,000-acre Sterling Forest, which subsequently became a New York State park.