The nation’s leading developers turn to Herrick to help ensure their projects' success.

While we handle matters of all types and sizes, involving every type of commercial real estate asset, we thrive on large-scale projects and transactions that take advantage of our full-service capabilities. Over the course of our history, we have advised on many of the largest and most complicated real estate development projects across the U.S., including well-known residential, office, retail, hotel and mixed-use developments in all five boroughs of New York City.

We have more than 50 lawyers and urban planners on hand, a depth which allows us to advise on everything from the dirt to the capital stack, including tax structuring, land use and zoning concerns, condominium regimes, government relations and all forms of debt and equity financing. We also have significant experience dealing with concerns unique to the local market, such as air rights transactions, complex assemblages, slicing properties into different ownership interests and uses, and joint ventures between owners, operators, investors and developers.

For the past 12 years, Chambers USA has ranked us one of New York's leading commercial real estate law firms. Crain's New York Business also called us "a real estate powerhouse," while The Real Deal named us to their elite 2015 list of top ten real estate firms.

Areas of Focus:

  • Air and development rights transfers
  • Assemblages
  • Cooperatives & condominiums
  • Construction management agreements
  • Due diligence
  • Joint ventures
  • Land use & zoning concerns
  • Government relations - lobbying and government approvals