Matters

Steiner NYC – Zoning and Land Use

Represented Steiner NYC in connection with the zoning and land use analysis of various New York City development sites, including the site of a 52-story residential rental tower in Downtown Brooklyn.

Real Estate Developer – Staten Island Retail Center Complex

Representing the Alpert family in connection with the development of a large shopping center complex in Staten Island. Our work includes a significant Uniform Land Use Review Process application involving street mappings, special permits, government relations activities and an environmental impact statement.

Toll Brothers – Joint Venture Development of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Advised Toll Brothers City Living, the urban development division of Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE: TOL), in its joint venture with Starwood Capital Group to develop a 550,000-square-foot luxury hotel and residential complex at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Sherwood Equities – Land Use & Zoning Review for West Chelsea Site

Represented Sherwood Equities with respect to land use and zoning review for various sites in West Chelsea and Hudson Yards.

Real Estate Developer – LPC Review for NoHo Property

Represented a residential building owner with respect to a special permit application and landmarks review for a new property in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood.

Verizon Wireless – Appellate Victory in Cell Phone Tower Zoning Dispute

Represented Verizon Wireless in the company's successful appeal of a New Jersey township's denial of a variance allowing for the construction of a 140-foot cell tower. The victory followed a more than seven year effort to obtain approval for the project which aimed to provide service in a "dead zone" affecting the Princeton, NJ area. In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division reversed a lower court's ruling, agreed with our argument that the township's zoning board had acted improperly and ordered the board to reconsider the application.

Real Estate Developer – Queens Rezoning Project

Represented a site owner in connection with an application to up-zone a block containing a development site on Queens Boulevard. The approved rezoning permits the construction of a 12-story residential building and is a significant increase in density from what can currently be constructed on the site.

Real Estate Property Owners – Rezoning of Williamsburg and Greenpoint Properties

Represented several real estate property owners in assuring that New York City's extensive rezoning of Williamsburg/Greenpoint maximized the value of their real property.

Real Estate Developer – Industrial-to-Residential Conversion

Represented a real estate developer in its application to the New York City Board of Standards & Appeals for a variance to convert an industrial building to a 100-unit residential building.

Real Estate Developer – Staten Island Waterfront

Represented a real estate developer in obtaining land use approvals for the development of 118 single family homes on a 10+ acre waterfront site in Princes Point, Staten Island.

Real Estate Investment Company – Five-State Residential Portfolio Acquisition and Financing

Represented a major real estate investment and service company in its acquisition and financing of a five-state, 14-property portfolio of residential rental and condominium apartment complexes. The portfolio was financed through 14 first mortgage loans and 12 mezzanine loans, culminating in a four-day closing.