The Real Deal New York

NYC’s elite land-use attorneys

A look at the top planning and zoning lawyers in NYC
By Leigh Kamping-Carder | December 08, 2011 01:56PM

Stephen Lefkowitz of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & JacobsonFrom the December issue: Chances are you won’t see the name of a land-use attorney on the side of a building anytime soon. Though these experts often appear at public hearings, their work usually takes place in the background.

And yet, these legal guides often play a pivotal role in shepherding projects through the byzantine New York City planning process — particularly for projects that involve novel uses and special approvals.

The land-use attorneys profiled below are at the top of their field, all helping shape the height of skyscrapers, the use of public space, and what types of projects go where in New York. [more]

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