Ross F. MoskowitzPartner

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Ross F. Moskowitz serves as a strategic advisor to leading real estate development clients with an emphasis on land use, zoning, public-private partnerships, environmental and tax abatement and exemption issues. His practice includes structuring and financing public-private development transactions. He regularly appears before governmental agencies, including 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 approval. He advises financial service and media companies and professional service firms regarding their strategic plans for multiple occupancies throughout New York City.

Ross joined the Real Estate Practice Group in 1998 from the New York City Economic Development Corp., where he was executive vice president. There, he was instrumental in structuring many of New York City’s most complicated public-private real estate ventures; recruited companies to New York City; and helped to create the Plug N’ Go program, which drew new media and internet companies to New York, creating Silicon Alley. Ross also served as executive director of the New York City Industrial Development Agency, where he supervised issuance of more than $1 billion in tax-exempt and taxable bonds.

As one of the country’s leading real estate lawyers, Ross has been recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. He was named Law360 Real Estate MVP and ranked among Commercial Observer’s Leading Legals: New York’s Most Powerful Real Estate Attorneys.

His pro bono service includes helping the Museum of Arts and Design to acquire 2 Columbus Circle in New York, and defending the deal against four separate lawsuits. He serves on Stroock’s Executive Committee and Co-Chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • The Legal 500
  • Law360, MVP for 2014
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Commercial Observer, “Power of Attorneys: The Lawyers Who Shape Everything in the World of Real Estate”
  • Commercial Observer, “Leading Legals: New York’s Most Powerful Real Estate Attorneys”


  • Chair, Committee on Land Use Planning and Zoning, New York City Bar Association, 2013-2016
    • Member, 2005-2008, 2011-2014
  • Vice Chair, Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, present
    • Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2005-present
  • Executive Committee, Alliance for Downtown New York, present
    • Board of Directors, 2011-present
  • Executive Committee, New York Law School, present
    • Board of Trustees, 2009-present
  • Member, Advisory Board for Center for Real Estate Studies, New York Law School, 2007-present
  • Member, CityLand Advisory Board, 2005-present
  • Member, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Professional Firms Advisory Council, 2002-present
  • Board of Directors, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, 2002-2016
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, “Group of 35” (Schumer Blue-Ribbon Task Force on New York City Commercial Space), 2000-2001
  • Board of Governors, Real Estate Board of New York
    • Co-chair, Economic Development Committee, 2008-present; Member, 1999-present
    • Member, Zoning and Design Committee, 1999-2015

Speeches & Events

  • Guest Lecturer, New York University’s School of Law and its Real Estate Institute
  • Guest Lecturer, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Guest Lecturer, New York Law School and its Center for Real Estate Studies
  • Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn Law School

Admitted To Practice

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York,; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. Supreme Court


J.D., New York Law School, 1984

B.A., George Washington University, 1981

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