Library for the Blind - Government Appropriations
Representation of an international library for the blind in soliciting government appropriations for charitable use. The library provides the visually impaired, blind, physically handicapped and reading disabled with books, magazines and cultural programs in audio, in large print and in Braille.
Real Estate Company - Development Rights Acquisition
Representation of a real estate company in its negotiations to acquire a million square feet of development rights from the New York City Housing Authority. This project would also include the redevelopment of the 145,000 square-foot Beacon High School.
Institutional Lender - Not-For-Profit School Financing
Representation of an institutional lender in term, construction and revolving credit facilities to a not-for-profit school for the arts. The facilities are secured by prime and collateral mortgages on properties in California and New York.
Real Estate Company - Industry-to-Education Conversion
Representation of a real estate company in the purchase of an industrial building for conversion to the High School of Information and Technology. The work included acquisition, leasing, and a substantial environmental cleanup.
Landmarked School Building - Land Use and Zoning Advice
Representation of a school in land use and zoning issues in connection with the expansion and redevelopment of the school's historic home. Our work included obtaining landmarks approval of a rooftop addition, zoning approval of a two story gym, the transfer of zoning development rights and the purchase of additional zoning development rights, and obtaining a Board of Standards and Appeals special permit for the construction of a school in a manufacturing district.
Major University - Historic Property Redevelopment
Representation of a major university in the redevelopment of a historic property which was the subject of extensive litigation in state court following approval by the state's historic preservation officer.