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My practice focuses exclusively on representing developers, lenders, purchasers, owners, not-for-profit institutions, and other parties in land use, zoning, and historic preservation matters throughout New York City. The scope of my work includes zoning and land use due diligence, zoning opinions, zoning lot mergers and transfers of development rights (“air rights”), landmarks and historic preservation issues, administrative appeals, zoning determinations, inclusionary housing matters, and land use applications for certifications, authorizations, special permits, variances, rezonings, text amendments, street demappings, and other land use approvals and related environmental reviews.
I regularly practice before the New York City Planning Commission (CPC), Department of City Planning (DCP), Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), Department of Buildings (DOB), Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), community boards, borough presidents, New York City Council, and other City and State agencies and authorities.
I also work closely with architects, brokers and real estate attorneys to provide transactional or litigation support in land use, zoning, and historic preservation matters.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Rising Star in Land Use & Zoning||Super Lawyers||2015|
|CityLand Fellowship||The Center for New York City Law||2010|
|Land Use & Zoning Associate||Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP||2014 - Present|
|Senior Land Use & Zoning Associate||GoldmanHarris LLC||2011 - 2014|
|Associate General Counsel||TDR Equities, Inc.||2010 - 2011|
|CityLand Fellow||The Center for New York City Law||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York City Bar Association||Housing and Urban Development Committee||2015 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association||Land Use Planning & Zoning Committee||2010 - Present|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Real Property Committee||2010 - Present|
|59 Fourth Avenue (BSA Cal. No. 232-10-A)||Appeal granted|
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|CityLand||Heavy Lifting: The Regulation of Health Establishments Under the Zoning Resolution||2013|
|CityLand||The East Midtown Rezoning and the Future of New York City||2013|
|CityLand||City Council Proposes Important Changes to Landmarks Law||2012|
|New York City Bar Association Report||Further Utilizing the Zoning Resolution to Create a More Sustainable New York City, Better Prepared to Adapt to Climate Change||2011|
|17 CityLaw 117||Lobbying Reform in NYC: Recommendations for Change||2011|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Fairfield University||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Milrose Consultants Private Lecture||Introduction to the NYC Landmarks Process||2012|
|Massey Knakal Private Lecture||Introduction to the NYC Landmarks Process||2012|