Land Use and Zoning

The Land Use and Zoning practice group, which works in conjunction with the firm's Real Estate Acquisition group, counsels clients at all stages of real estate development, from project conceptualization and preliminary zoning due diligence through all federal, state and local land use approval and permitting processes, as well as compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). They also counsel clients on their responsibilities, exposures and liabilities arising from ever-expanding federal, state and local environmental regulations, including the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program and related tax credits.

The practice group has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of real estate and land use matters, including:

  • Large-scale urban renewal redevelopment projects
  • Commercial, retail, hotel and mixed use projects
  • Public/private development partnerships 
  • Industrial Development Agency projects and financing
  • Acquisition and transfer of development rights
  • Complex ground leases, air rights leases and commercial condominiums
  • Office, laboratory and high technology center developments
  • Single and multi-family residential developments
  • Compliance with SEQRA and NEPA 

Over the past 15 years, the firm has successfully represented clients on many of the most high-profile and sophisticated real estate and land use development projects in the Westchester County and Hudson Valley region, including:

  • Downtown Redevelopment Project, Port Chester, New York
  • Haverstraw Waterfront Redevelopment Project, Haverstraw, New York
  • Ossining Waterfront Redevelopment Project, Ossining, New York
  • City Center, White Plains, New York
  • Renaissance Plaza, White Plains, New York
  • Trump Plaza, New Rochelle, New York
  • New Roc City, New Rochelle, New York
  • Sandford Boulevard Redevelopment Project, Mount Vernon, New York
  • Ciba Geigy Laboratory Facility, Town of Greenburgh, New York
  • Avalon White Plains, White Plains, New York
  • SpringHill Suites Hotel, Town of Greenburgh, New York
  • Sheraton Hotel, Town of Greenburgh, New York
  • Kendal on Hudson, Sleepy Hollow, New York