Real Estate and Land Use

Working closely with our preeminent real estate department, Stroock’s real estate litigators bring a depth of understanding that is uncommon in the market for legal services.  Our real estate litigators include a former Commissioner of Buildings and Housing of the City of New York, a Special Advisor on the Rental Stabilization Law to successive New York City mayors, leaders of tax certiorari bar and the Chair of the Committee on Cooperative and Condominium Law of the New York City Bar.  We have represented prominent real property owners, developers, tenants and advisors including The Lefrak Organization, Milstein Properties, The Silverstein Organization and Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as the leading real estate industry organization, the Real Estate Board of New York, in many areas of litigation.  We have applied our expertise to, among other areas, handle challenges to governmental regulations adversely affecting the real estate industry, condemnations and “takings,” construction and building design defect litigation, cooperative and condominium disputes, environmental litigation, controversies concerning land use restrictions and zoning, as well as real estate taxation issues and tax certiorari proceedings.