Our Land Use and Zoning Group has a strong track record of helping clients manage complex real estate development matters and obtain critical government approvals. Our legal and government relations capabilities span the entire development process — from zoning changes, special permits, variances and related entitlements to development rights transfers and matters involving historic districts and landmark preservation issues. Our clients also benefit from the holistic perspective we offer on related finance, tax, transactional and litigation issues, drawn from Herrick's 90-year pedigree in the real estate industry.
The lawyers and urban planners in our group have previously served as officials with the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, the Department of City Planning, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and other city and state entities. This significant public-sector experience helps us advise government entities, aid clients in their interactions with government agencies and officials, provide political advocacy, assist with navigating thorny matters through government approvals, and represent clients in large-scale development projects that fall under the New York City Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).