Our land use/zoning attorneys provide a full range of legal services relating to land use, including zoning and Loft Law due diligence and analysis, transactional and litigation support, strategic advice, zoning opinions, memoranda and letters for sellers, purchasers, borrowers and lenders.
Construction restrictions sometimes apply to certain residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use areas. A knowledgeable land use/zoning attorney must be aware of landmark preservation, historic districts and air rights issues. We represent a broad range of clients, from individual homeowners wishing to expand their properties, to owners of commercial properties seeking a change in the permitted use of their properties. We practice before the New York City Planning Commission, Board of Standards and Appeals, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Department of Buildings, City Council and other City and State agencies and authorities.
Our attorneys have represented numerous developers on commercial, industrial and retail property projects. That representation has involved zoning applications, appeals to overturn zoning, boundary line changes, special permits, variances, inverse condemnation, and environmental concerns that involve Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act litigation.