We help our clients maximize the value of their investments and projects by bringing to them an insider’s knowledge of government entities.
Our New York zoning and land use team procures zoning permits, variances and other land use related approvals. We provide our clients with strategic advice for site acquisition, project management and overall planning and development projects. We help clients anticipate potentially difficult scenarios to minimize risk on investments. Clients turn to us for counsel on tax incentive benefits, tax-exempt financing and privatization approvals from various governmental entities on the local, state and federal levels.
With an extensive background in public service, our lawyers have considerable experience successfully representing clients before agencies, such as the New York City Council, New York City Planning Commission, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, New York City Economic Development Corporation, New York City Industrial Development Agency, Empire State Development Corporation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Areas of Focus
- Zoning Permits and Other Land Use Related Approvals and Entitlements
- Project Development in Housing, Transportation and Joint Public-Private Initiatives
- Strategic Planning Advice for Site Development
- Negotiating Air Rights Sales and Purchases
- Site analysis for RFPs/RFIs
- Alexandria Center for Science and Technology: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a life science REIT, in land use acquisition and deal for creation of the Alexandria Center for Science and Technology at the East River Science Park in New York City.
- Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village: The Blackstone Group in land use matters regarding its acquisition of Manhattan’s largest apartment complex, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.
- Citi Field: The New York Mets in the development of Citi Field.
- Domino Sugar Factory: Two Trees Management in the land use process for the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory site into a mixed-use complex.
- Kingsbridge Armory: KNIC Partners LLP in the multi-federal land use process for the proposed $320 million redevelopment and leasing of Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into the world’s largest indoor ice facility which will include nine year-round indoor ice rinks, a 5,000-seat main rink and 50,000-square-foot community space.
- 165th Street and Whitlock Avenue: Park Management in the rezoning of the property located at 165th Street and Whitlock Avenue in the South Bronx. This application is one of the first to be reviewed under New York City’s new Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program. The project will be approximately 220,000 square feet with 474 residential units.
In The Spotlight
Charter Commission Approves Proposals That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning
June 13, 2019View All Publications
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November 21, 2019 | Real Estate Finance Journal
New York State Increases Transfer, Mansion Taxes for New York City
November 21, 2019 | Law360
Ross Moskowitz, Eva Schneider Explore Impact of NYC Ballot Measures
November 5, 2019 | New York Real Estate Journal
Byrd, Doukas and Hudson are NYREJ’s ‘Ones to Watch’
October 14, 2019
John Egnatios-Beene Named to Globe Street ‘50 Under 40’
September 16, 2019 | City & State New York
Charles Moerdler Named to ‘Bronx Power 100’
August 15, 2019 | Best Lawyers
47 Stroock Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2020
October 22, 2018 | New York Business Journal
Ross Moskowitz Quoted in “Amazon Revisits NYC, Newark, Chicago as HQ2 Decision Nears”
August 10, 2018 | Real Estate Weekly
Ross Moskowitz quoted in “Astoria Rising: Queens neighborhood primed for vertical expansion”
June 26, 2018 | Süddeutsche Zeitung
Ross Moskowitz quoted in “A Piece of Heaven”
June 2, 2017
Stroock Receives High Honors in 13 Practices from The Legal 500 United States 2017: 37 Stroock Attorneys Recognized
April 26, 2017 | Commercial Observer
Ross Moskowitz Named Real Estate Power Player in Commercial Observer
April 20, 2017
Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt Honor Five Separate Stroock Transactions Nationally for Best Deals of 2016
November 15, 2016 | The Real Deal
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "The New 421a is a Mixed Bag for Union Labor"
September 28, 2016 | Commercial Observer
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "David Greenfield Is the Chief of Land Use — Just Be Careful What Twitter Says About Him"
August 18, 2016 | The Real Deal
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "Cuomo offers path to 421a resurrection — but will the real estate industry walk it?"
August 15, 2016
47 Stroock Partners and Counsel Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2017
July 6, 2016 | Law360
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "NY Real Estate Regulation To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2016"
May 17, 2016 | New York City Bar Association
Ross F. Moskowitz Co-Authors Letter to New York City Council Regarding Revised 421-a Law and Private Activity Bond Allocation Act of 2014
April 4, 2016 | Real Estate Finance & Investment
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "Big Apple affordable housing mart stymied by lack of tax breaks"
March 9, 2016 | Eturbo News
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "Ronen Nissenbaum: Waldorf and Conrad hotel leader"
March 2, 2016 | The Real Deal
Ross F. Moskowitz is quoted in “Government is a ‘very flexible’ landlord”
February 9, 2016 | New York City Bar Association
Ross F. Moskowitz Co-Authors Letter to New York City Council Regarding Mandatory Inclusionary Housing
January 5, 2016 | Law360
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "NY Real Estate Legislation & Regulation To Watch In 2016"
December 24, 2015 | Law360
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "Real Estate Cases To Watch In 2016"
December 21, 2015 | The American Lawyer
Ross F. Moskowitz Mentioned in The American Lawyer's "Big Deals"
November 13, 2015 | China Daily
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "NYC real estate still attractive to Chinese"
October 27, 2015 | TimesLedger
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "CB7 approves special permit for Two Fulton Square"
October 2015 | Real Estate Fund Manager
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "Rejuvenating Midtown"
August 17, 2015
45 Stroock Partners and Counsel Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2016
August 11, 2015 | China Daily
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "Two NY sites sell for $390m"
July 30, 2015 | New York Daily News
Ross F. Moskowitz quoted in "The Big Apple or Beijing? Chinese investment in NYC real estate has skyrocketed over the past year"
November 24, 2009
The Lawyers You Call
January 20, 2009
Ross Moskowitz Elected to Board of Trustees at New York Law School
PublicationsBack To Service
June 13, 2019 | Stroock Special Bulletin
Charter Commission Approves Proposals That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning
April 23, 2019 | Stroock Special Bulletin
The Charter Commission 2019 Recommendations That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning
January 3, 2019 | Stroock Special Bulletin
The Charter Commission 2019 Proposals That Could Reshape NYC Land Use and Zoning
June 15, 2017 | Stroock Special Bulletin
"City Planning Commission Approves East Midtown Subdistrict"
April 13, 2017 | Stroock Special Bulletin
Good News for Developers: New York Adopts the 421-a "Affordable Housing NY Program"
January 25, 2017 | Stroock Special Bulletin
"Governor Cuomo Releases “Affordable Housing NY Program” to Resolve Section 421-a Tax Exemption Impasse"
September 15, 2015 | Stroock Special Bulletin
"Weisbrod Discusses the de Blasio Administration’s Affordable Housing Program: Now in Its “Toddler” Stage"
July 21, 2010
UPDATE: N.Y. Court of Appeals Affirms State’s Use of Eminent Domain for Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus
"Contaminated Sediment Sites: Agency Roadmaps and Regulators,"
July 14, 2006
"Cooper Industries v. Availl: The Aftermath,"
March 29, 2006
"Hudson River Agreement Reflects New Policies for Contaminated Sediment,"
EventsBack To Service
November 30, 2016
New York Law School Breakfast Forum Series - Celebrating 100 Years of NYC Zoning: Setting the Future Agenda for Developers and Policy Markers
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Continuing Legal Education - Bridge-The-Gap: Ethics & Skills For Newly Admitted Attorneys
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
New York State Bar Association's The Redevelopment of Contaminated Property: NYS Browfield Program & Beyond
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Continuing Legal Education - Hot Topics Affecting Cooperatives & Condominiums 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce's The Women of Distinction Luncheon: Women Taking the Lead to Save the Planet
Thursday, March 26 - Saturday, March 28, 2009
Green East Expo and Conference - Sustainable Solutions For Business, Home, and Community
Friday, March 6, 2009
Long Island Sound Citizens Summit - Investing in Clean Water: for Sound health, jobs and the economy
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The Sub-Zero/Wolf Sustainability Forum
Lawyers In This GroupBack To Service
|Ashley E. Doukas||Associate||
|John B. Egnatios-Beene||Special Counsel||
|Ross F. Moskowitz||Partner||
|Charles G. Moerdler||Partner||