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Real Estate Developer - Large Retail Shopping Center
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.
Rabina Properties LLC - Sale of development site
Represented Rabina Properties LLC in the $131 million sale of a development site in Manhattan's NoMad neighborhood.  The sale also included additional Inclusionary Housing benefits and an investment by Rabina in the acquiring entity.
Toll Brothers - Zoning Analysis
Representing Toll Brothers in connection with the zoning analysis of various New York City properties and development sites.
Read Property Group - Rheingold Brewery Rezoning
Representation and consultation of Read Property Group with its design team on their applications to New York City agencies for the rezoning of Rheingold Brewery.
Land Use & Zoning Advice- Major Sports Team
Representation of major professional sports team with respect to zoning and land use.
Land Use & Zoning Advice - Sherwood Equities
Representation of Sherwood Equities with respect to land use and zoning review for various sites in West Chelsea and Hudson Yards.
Land Use & Zoning Advice- Residential Building
Representation of residential building owner with respect to "Special Permit" application and landmarks review for a new property in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood.
Real Estate Investment Company - Section 421-a Tax Advice
Representation of a real estate development, investment, management company in obtaining a Section 421-a Real Property Tax exemption.
CPCR - Domino Sugar Redevelopment - Zoning and Land Use
Representation of CPCR, an affiliate of the Community Preservation Corporation, in the development of the sprawling 11.5-acre waterfront complex in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that was formerly home to Domino Sugar. We advised CPCR on the site's rezoning, which will result in one of the largest residential redevelopment projects in the city.
Woolworth Building Owners - Condominium Conversion and Sale
Represented the owners of the iconic Woolworth Building – a joint venture between Cammeby's International and The Witkoff Group – in the conversion of the building's top 30 floors to a condominium unit, and the $68 million sale of the unit to Alchemy Properties. 
Toll Brothers - Joint Venture Development of Brooklyn Bridge Park
We are representing 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 new mixed-use community is slated to feature a 200-room "1 Hotel" as well as 159 waterfront residences. Ground-breaking for the project is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2013.
Steiner NYC - Zoning and Land Use Counsel
Representing Steiner NYC in connection with the zoning and land use analysis of various New York City development sites, including the site of a planned 52-story residential rental tower in Downtown Brooklyn.
World-Wide Group - Land Use and Zoning
Representing the World-Wide Group in land use and zoning issues at a number of sites in Manhattan.
Sherwood Equities - High Line Acquisitions and Developments
Represented Sherwood Equities in connection with the acquisition of development sites at 508 West 20th Street and 360 Tenth Avenue, near the High Line Park. We also assisted Sherwood with the acquisition and sale of a significant amount of development rights; and the financing and development of the sites.
FIT Investment Corporation - Manhattan Office Building Acquisition and Hotel Development
Representation of FIT Investment Corporation in connection with the zoning analysis and acquisition of 45 East 33rd Street in New York City. We are also advising FIT on its redevelopment of the building into a 93,000 square-foot hotel.
Queens Rezoning Project
Representation of 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.
Height Authorization for Senior Housing Building
Representation of The Arker Companies in connection with an application to construct an 11-story, 185-unit elderly housing complex in the Co-op City section of the Bronx.
2000 - Present
Real Estate Developer - Oceana, Brighton Beach Condominiums
Representation of a real estate developer in obtaining New York City Planning Commission approval to construct the first major large scale residential development in Brooklyn in over 30 years. The project consists of more than 900 condominium units on the boardwalk at Oceana, Brighton Beach in Brooklyn.
Real Estate Developer - Industrial-to-Residential Conversion
Representation of a 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.
Brooklyn Property Owners - Rezoning
Representation of several property owners in assuring that New York City's extensive rezoning of Williamsburg/Greenspoint maximized the value of their real property.
Real Estate Developer - Staten Island Waterfront
Representation of 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.