Robert Huberman is an experienced associate in Herrick's Land Use and Zoning Group where he advises developers, property owners, attorneys, architects and engineers on all aspects of land use and zoning in New York City.

Robert has extensive experience in preparing land use applications and obtaining complex approvals for rezonings, large-scale developments, special permits, authorizations, and certifications form the New York City Planning Commission and New York City Council; variances and special permits from the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals; zoning resolution determinations (ZRD1s) and construction code determinations (CCD1s) from the New York City Department of Buildings; and certificates of no effect, authorizations to proceed, and certificates of appropriateness from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Robert also regularly advises clients on a wide range of zoning and land use issues, including site acquisitions and development options; drafting and negotiating zoning lot development agreements (ZLDAs); transfers of development rights; completing zoning lot mergers and subdivisions; preparing zoning and building code compliance memorandums; reapportioning tax lots; and drafting and negotiating easement agreements, license agreements and restrictive declarations. 

Robert was named a Rising Star by Legal 500 in 2022 and 2023 for his excellence in Land Use and Zoning law. In 2020, Robert was named to City & State's 2020 NYC 40 Under 40 Rising Stars list. Since 2020, Robert has been named one of Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers Rising Stars which rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Robert was the recipient of the 2021 Honorable Milton Mollen Pro Bono Award, given to Herrick attorneys who care passionately about pro bono work and work tirelessly for our clients. Robert partnered with the ASPCA to enable them, under zoning, to provide overnight animal boarding their veterinary clinics. He drafted a zoning memorandum and a Zoning Resolution Determination (ZRD1) which outlined a legal strategy to allow for overnight animal boarding at clinics they operate in the five boroughs.

Prior to joining Herrick, Robert was an associate at Slater & Beckerman, P.C. for four years and previously was a code compliance manager at Design 2147, Ltd. – a firm specializing in zoning and code compliance, expediting, and obtaining New York City municipal approvals.

Memberships & Associations

  • Member, New York City Bar Land Use Planning & Zoning Committee