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Land Use, Zoning, and Development

Fried Frank's Land Use Practice is among the most active in New York City and routinely counsels clients on zoning regulations and approval processes governing development in the city. Their reputation and long-standing relationships with top industry professionals and governmental agencies help guide their clients, from the initial acquisition phase through obtaining building permits and navigating the development process.

They regularly advocate with respect to land use matters before City agencies and officials, including:

  • Department of City Planning and City Planning Commission
  • Department of Buildings
  • Board of Standards and Appeals
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission
  • Public Design Commission
  • Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • Community Board, Borough Presidents, and City Council Members
  • New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Empire State Development

The Land Use Practice complements the firm's industry-leading Transactional Practice and routinely manages the full complement of transactions necessary for development, including acquisition, financing, joint ventures, and development agreements.

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