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John B. Egnatios-Beene is a member of Stroock’s Real Estate group. His practice focuses on real estate development with an emphasis on land use, zoning and related environmental issues.

Prior to joining Stroock, Mr. Egnatios-Beene was General Counsel of the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals. In that capacity, Mr. Egnatios-Beene provided advice to the Commissioners of the Board concerning the New York City Zoning Resolution, the New York City Building Code, the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law, and general administrative law matters. He also spent several years as in-house counsel at the New York City Department of Buildings.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • GlobeSt Real Estate Forum’s “50 Under 40”

Memberships

  • Member, Zoning and Design Committee, Real Estate Board of New York, 2015-present
  • Member, Land Use Zoning & Planning Committee, New York City Bar Association, 2016–present; 2011–2015
    • Member, Housing and Urban Development Committee, 2015–2016
 

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, "What a Relief! Practicing Before the NYC Board of Standards & Appeals," New York City Bar Association, New York, NY, April 19, 2018

Publications

  • Co-author, “Land Use and Planning During the State of Emergency: ULURP Freeze,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 17, 2020
  • Co-author, “Charter Commission Approves Proposals That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning,” Stroock Special Bulletin, June 13, 2019
  • Co-author, “The Charter Commission 2019 Recommendations That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning,” Stroock Special Bulletin, April 23, 2019
  • Co-author, “The Charter Commission 2019 Proposals That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning,” Commercial Observer, January 14, 2019
  • Co-author, “The Charter Commission 2019 Proposals That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning,” Stroock Special Bulletin, January 3, 2019
  • Co-author, “City Planning Commission Approves East Midtown Subdistrict,” Stroock Special Bulletin, June 15, 2017
  • Co-author, “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing: Implications of 421-a and Vested Rights,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 23, 2016
  • Co-author, “Weisbrod Discusses the de Blasio Administration’s Affordable Housing Progra: Now in its ‘Toddler’ Stage,” Stroock Special Bulletin, September 15, 2015

Admitted To Practice

New York

Education

J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2005

B.S., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2002

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