Land Use & Zoning
The Firm's real estate department also provides comprehensive legal representation in other aspects of real estate law, such as land use planning and zoning. The Firm represents sellers and purchasers regarding the acquisition and sale of industrial, commercial, retail, multi-family, residential and office properties. The Firm represents clients during the acquisition, development, marketing, and mortgage financing phases.
In addition to representing numerous Zoning Boards, the Firm's land use and zoning department also represents and advises owners, developers, contractors, businesses, institutions, and other interested parties. The Firm's attorneys provide advice regarding land use issues, obtaining zoning approvals, processing site plans and subdivision applications, and the intricacies of environmental regulations such as SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act).
The Firm assists owners and developers in drafting and negotiating construction contracts and related issues. The Firm routinely represents commercial and residential property owners and tenants in connection with traditional and complex lease transactions, and landlord/tenant litigation. In addition, the Firm represents lenders in prosecuting foreclosure actions and borrowers in defending foreclosure actions.
The Firm represents a number of cooperative corporations, providing advice on unit transfers, security issues involving the Uniform Commercial Code and board governance matters. The Firm's practice in this area includes legal representation on new cooperative filings with the New York State Attorney General's Office.
Another growth area in which the Firm's attorneys have developed significant expertise is the creation and development of privately sponsored, government financed housing projects in communities throughout Long Island.