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Zachary Bernstein

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Real Estate; Land Use, Construction and Development; Environmental


Zachary Bernstein is a partner in Fried Frank's Real Estate Department, resident in the New York office. Mr. Bernstein specializes in real estate development, with a focus on land use. He represents a range of clients including private developers, not-for-profits and religious organizations. His experience includes transactions for the purchase and sale of development rights, analysis of development potential and applications with governmental agencies including the New York City Planning Commission, the Board of Standards and Appeals, the Department of Buildings and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. His clients include SL Green Realty Corp., Boston Properties, Hines, Trinity Church, The Archdiocese of New York, Rockefeller Group, Rockrose, Google, and Oxford Properties Group.


Zachary Bernstein joined the Firm in 2008 and became partner in 2016.


Mr. Bernstein currently serves on the Board of NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.


Mr. Bernstein received his JD from Fordham University School of Law in 2005 and his BS from Cornell University in 2001.

United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning

Within: Next generation lawyers

Zachary Bernstein - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Within: Land use/zoning

The top notch New York-based practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is praised for its ‘deep knowledge of land use issues and partners with long experience in the private and public sector’. ‘Strategic and tactical’ co-practice head Melanie Meyers advises, alongside of counsel Stephen Lefkowitz and Tal Golomb (who handles the transactional side), Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust on the $1.6bn redevelopment of the James A. Farley post office building into a new train hall as part of the redevelopment of Penn Station. In another highlight, the team advised Maefield Development on the purchase of a leasehold stake in 1568 Broadway, a hotel in the middle of Times Square; the team is handling the zoning approvals for the historic site that will be part of a $1.8bn hotel-retail-signage and food and beverage redevelopment. Carol Rosenthal and Zachary Bernstein are other names to note.

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