Kramer Levin’s Land Use practice is the most experienced in New York City. With a core group of partners, some of whom have practiced together for more than 35 years, and support from a cadre of other lawyers, a veteran real estate litigator, two condemnation lawyers, an engineer and three planners, we offer unmatched technical knowledge, synergy, industry insight and experience.
Our Land Use lawyers have handled many of the thorniest and most sophisticated land use matters, have represented most of NYC’s leading developers and institutions, and have advised on many of NYC’s megaprojects.
Our goal is to help clients add value to their property while minimizing or avoiding the regulatory risks associated with its development and operation. To do this, we work on all the land use aspects of site development in New York City, including:
Our lawyers have obtained public approvals for many of New York City’s highest-profile projects and best-known institutions and buildings, including:
Many of our team members have served in senior positions in city administrations, where they acquired unsurpassed institutional insight and experience. Our lawyers also hold leadership roles in the Real Estate Board of New York, the leading industry association.