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April 29, 2015

New York, NY, April 29, 2015 -- Ross F. Moskowitz, a partner in Stroock's Real Estate Practice Group and the head of its Land Use Practice Group, was named to Commercial Observer's "Leading Legals: New York's Most Powerful Real Estate Attorneys" list for 2015, an honor received by only seven attorneys in the City.  As a supplement to the Power 100 list, Commercial Observer showcased these attorneys to acknowledge their contributions to New York’s real estate ecosystem.
The feature highlights several of the deals Mr. Moskowitz has worked on over the past year including the redevelopment of Kingsbridge Armory, Willets Point and the Domino Sugar Factory site. 
As part of the feature, Mr. Moskowitz told Commercial Observer that, "There are two significant trends in the city that will impact my practice: the development of affordable housing ... and the increase in public-private partnerships which my partner Karen Scanna and I see as not only a way to increase project efficiency but also provide cost savings which can then be invested into other projects."
Mr. Moskowitz focuses on real estate development with an emphasis on land use, zoning, public-private partnerships, environmental and tax abatement and exemption issues.  His practice also focuses on structuring multi-faceted projects involving public-private development and financing arrangements.  He regularly appears before governmental agencies such as the New York City Planning Commission, the Board of Standards and Appeals and the Landmarks Preservation Commission on behalf of private developers, institutional investors, investment management groups and not-for-profit institutions seeking discretionary zoning approvals.  He also provides advice to many financial service and media companies and professional service firms regarding their strategic plans for multiple occupancies throughout the metropolitan area.  Mr. Moskowitz is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee.  He is also the chair of the Committee on Land Use Planning and Zoning for the New York City Bar Association.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad.  Our emphasis on excellence and innovation has enabled us to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and made us one of the nation's leading law firms for almost 140 years.  Stroock's practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, commodities and derivatives, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, national security/CFIUS, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax. 

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