Matters

RAL Development – Civic Hall @ Union Square Redevelopment

Represented RAL Development on the redevelopment of 124 East 14th Street into a 21-story, 240,000 square-foot tech-focused office space. The building, which Mayor de Blasio called “the front door for tech in New York City,” is a joint venture between the city's Economic Development Corp. and our client RAL Development Services. Located on city-owned land, the $250 million project will offer affordable technology training for New Yorkers seeking to join the digital economy. Anchoring the project is the non-profit Civic Hall @ Union Square, which will include a collaborative community space, a conference center, a civic startup incubator and accelerator, and a 21st century learning center. The Hub will also feature flexible office space for technology companies and startups, Class A office space, and ground floor retail and food market space.

Major Healthcare Institution – Zoning & Land Use Matters

Representing a major healthcare institution in zoning and land use matters related to their real estate portfolio, and potential acquisitions.

Gabreski Airport Lease and Site Development

Represented Rechler Equity Partners on all aspects of their 40-year renewable ground lease to redevelop Suffolk County’s 55-acre Gabreski Airport.

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.

The Republic of Turkey’s New York Consulate

Representing the Republic of Turkey in the development and construction of a new and expanded consulate at 46th Street and 1st Avenue across from the UN's General Assembly; a signature project as it expands its diplomatic footprint around the world. Our work includes advice on government relations, real estate development and construction, leasing, land use and zoning.

Land Use Counsel on World Trade Center Complex

Land use counsel to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in connection with the development of the new World Trade Center complex.

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.

Gotham Organization – Mixed-Use Development

Representation of Gotham Organization, a premier New York developer and construction company, in various government relations matters.

Bushwick Rheingold Brewery Rezoning

Represented Read Property Group on their applications to various New York City agencies for the rezoning of the Rheingold Brewery site in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Property Markets Group – Gowanus Redevelopment, Brooklyn

Representing Property Markets Group regarding New York City’s rezoning study for the Gowanus Canal area.