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Michael T. Sillerman


Co-chair, Land Use

Phone: 212.715.7838 Fax: 212.715.7832 New York

Michael Sillerman is co-chair of the Land Use department.  He concentrates his practice on real estate matters and land use and zoning.

Mr. Sillerman renders advice on all aspects of site development including acquisition, air rights purchases, zoning, landmark considerations, environmental matters, tax abatements, economic development incentives and discretionary government land use approvals.

Mr. Sillerman regularly represents a variety of major developers and institutions, including commercial banks, medical institutions, schools, museums and religious organizations in New York City's land use review and landmark procedures.  Mr. Sillerman was previously the Executive Assistant to City Council President Carol Bellamy.

Mr. Sillerman is recognized in the fields of Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers in America (2007‑2017). He is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA (2007‑2012; 2016, 2017), Legal 500 US (2009-2016) and New York Super Lawyers (2006‑2016). He was named “Lawyer of the Year” in New York Magazine’s New York Area’s Best Lawyers list (2010), the only named Lawyer of the Year in the area of land use and zoning for New York City. Mr. Sillerman was listed in Real Estate Weekly’s 2008 All Stars special supplement.

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1976
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
B.A., Cornell University, 1968
District of Columbia, 1981
New York, 1977
    -Chambers and Partners’ Chambers USA (2007-2012; 2016, 2017)
    -Thomson Reuters’ New York Super Lawyers (2006-2016)
    -Woodward/White Inc.’s Best Lawyers (2007-2017)
    -Legalease’s Legal 500 US (2009-2016)
    -Real Estate Board of New York, Landmarks Committee, Chair
    -Real Estate Board of New York, Planning and Zoning Committee, Vice-chair
    -Committee on Historic Preservation and Land Conservation of the Real Property Section of the American Bar Association
    -New York State Bar Association
    -Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    -American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute
    -Society of Architectural Historians, Life Member