Mitch Korbey is an accomplished urban planner and land use attorney with more than 20 years of experience in private practice and government service.
Mitch advises clients on a wide range of zoning and land use issues, including site acquisitions and assemblages, site development options, zoning lot mergers and development rights transfers. He also represents clients in applications for zoning variances, special permits and other discretionary approvals from key city agencies, including the Board of Standards and Appeals, City Planning, the Department of Buildings and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Mitch also regularly counsels a wide range of prominent real estate developers, owners and lenders regarding their day-to-day management of millions of square feet of real estate in the five boroughs. In doing so he helps clients navigate the complexities of New York City’s byzantine 7,500-page zoning resolution – guiding them to the most efficient intersection of their business goals and what the rules will allow. A former government official, he also keeps clients abreast of political headwinds pointing to zoning changes that could impact their current properties or future development plans.
Prior to joining Herrick, Mitch served as commissioner of the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals. Prior to that he directed City Planning's Brooklyn office, and served as the deputy director of City Planning’s Staten Island office.