Zoning & Land Use

Who We Are

Rosenberg & Estis, P.C.'s zoning and land use attorneys have extensive experience providing clients with expert zoning and land use advice. We provide zoning due diligence in the form of expert zoning analyses and memos so that clients have a clear understanding of how a given property may be used or developed "as-of-right," and of the land use approvals that can be utilized to increase a property's use or development potential — and its value.

Why Join the Rosenberg & Estis Zoning and Land Use?

Our zoning and land use attorneys have many years of experience successfully obtaining land use approvals, such as rezonings, special permits and variances from the Department of City Planning, Board of Standards and Appeals and Landmarks Preservation Commission. We work with the City agencies, local community planning boards and elected officials to expeditiously guide our clients through the public review processes required for such approvals and to ensure approval.

Our team of creative, knowledgeable, and experienced attorneys are here to help guide new attorneys through the intricacies of zoning and land use, enabling them to become experts and successful attorneys.

Meet Our Department Leader

Frank E. Chaney, Of Counsel

Breadth of Representation Includes:

  • Air Rights Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Zoning Lot Development Agreements
  • Represent owners and developers before:
  • City Planning Commission/ULURP
  • Rezonings
  • Special Permits
  • Development Rights Transfers
  • Board of Standards and Appeals
  • Variances
  • Special Permits
  • Appeals
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission
  • Designations
  • Certificates of Appropriateness
  • Permits
  • Department of Buildings
  • Zoning Determinations
  • Department of Finance
  • Tax Lot Mergers and Subdivisions