Land Use & Zoning

Our Land Use and Zoning Group has a strong track record of helping clients manage complex real estate development matters and obtain critical government approvals. Our legal and government relations capabilities span the entire development process — from zoning changes, special permits, variances and related entitlements to development rights transfers and matters involving historic and landmark preservation issues.

Clients also benefit from the holistic perspective we offer on related finance, tax, transactional and litigation matters, drawn from Herrick’s 90-year pedigree in the real estate industry.

Members of our group have previously served as officials with the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, the New York City Council, the Department of City Planning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and other city and state entities.

Enhancing our capabilities is our group of non-attorney urban planners, with years of experience at the Department of City Planning and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
This significant public sector experience helps us aid clients in their interactions with key government agencies and officials, provide political advocacy, assist with navigating thorny matters through government approvals, and represent clients in large-scale development projects that fall under the New York City Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).