2014 Benchmark Litigation Names Kramer Levin to the Top Tier of New York Litigation Firms
FundsTalk: October 2013
Robin Kramer is a real estate and land use lawyer with many years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Her New York practice has involved a broad range of matters on behalf of private and institutional clients. She has represented property owners and developers in connection with the purchase and sale of air rights, for residential, hotel and commercial uses, including High Line and theater district air rights transfers, and in applications for rezonings and other discretionary land use approvals. Her experience has included litigation on behalf of local governments, representation of mine operators and gas producers in seeking government approvals, challenging and defending annexations, applications for tax incentive financing, preparation of a county-wide economic development program and preparation of impact fee ordinances. Ms. Kramer’s work has included representations of governments in California, Florida, Minnesota and Missouri. She drafted an amicus brief on behalf of law professors supporting the City of New London in Kelo v. City of New London at the Supreme Court.
Ms. Kramer has also represented lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial mortgage loans, and landlords and tenants in lease negotiations. She has prepared development agreements, air rights transfers and historic preservation agreements, contracts for sale, and has engaged in a broad range of other real estate and land use activities.
Ms. Kramer began her career as Assistant Counsel to the New York City Department of City Planning, providing legal advice to the New York City Planning Commission, including the preparation of amendments to the New York City Zoning Code.
Ms. Kramer is an adjunct instructor at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, where she teaches Land Use and Environmental Regulation.