Our Approach

When you read about us, you'll learn that we have greater than thirty years of practice in zoning, land use, real estate, and related litigation. Our extensive experience gives us a great feel and instinct for what is achievable, what is lawful or not.

Although it is true that zoning laws are local, big city sophistication and experience will inform and guide the local process and decision makers.

First, we hit the ground running in matters without having to waste time and money re-inventing the wheel. Gaining the knowledge and skills needed for the very demanding big city, New York City, bureaucracy makes us comfortable at that level and puts us at a skills advantage in any smaller municipality.

In New York City, our successful work sparked the current Brooklyn Waterfront residential renaissance in what was formerly a manufacturing zone. We managed one of the most active and successful zoning variance practices during the critical period beginning in the early 1990s. Obtaining in dozens of locations key residential use variance(s) which helped pave the way for the City Planners to follow suit and allow broader residential zoning changes. This paved the way for more comprehensive residential development in so many formerly decrepit and underutilized manufacturing areas of Williamsburg, Northside, Greenpoint, and Dumbo.

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Mortgage Brokers/Buyers/Sellers/Refinancers/Deal Makers:  Have a lender/underwriter concern related to zoning, codes, violations, and Occupancy Certificates? Too many deals fail because specialist zoning/code counsel is not brought in to explain, clarify, and to give an opinion to the lender if necessary. Most recently we are delighted that our letter/report enabled financing for the purchase by one of the largest online real estate publishers of a New York City residence, where the bank was going to refuse to finance the project as it incorrectly thought it could not fund this multi-million dollar space. They thought it would not be lawfully used for residential purposes.

Our Team

Zoningattorney.com is a full-service team of experienced Land Use, Zoning, and Real Estate professionals. This company is spearheaded by senior counsel which has over thirty years of experience specializing in land use law and regulation.

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With key associations, guidance, advice, and/or access available with local counsel in virtually any location across the country, our firm's approach to land use, code, historical preservation, and zoning issues brings new and modernized meaning to the cliché, "Zoning and Codes, like all politics, is local".