Nick Hockens > Greenberg Traurig, LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
One Vanderbilt Avenue
NY 10017
United States

Work Department

Real Estate




Nick Hockens concentrates his practice on the representation of developers, institutions and non-profit organizations before the New York City Planning Commission, Board of Standards and Appeals, and Landmarks Preservation Commission. He represents clients in a variety of New York land use and zoning matters, including re-zonings, special permits, variances, designations and alterations of landmarked buildings, and air rights transactions.

Land use and zoning

Land Development
Real Estate
Land Use

Admission to Practice
New York




  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2002
    • Editorial Board, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Northwestern University, 1993
    • Outstanding Dissertation Student Award
  • M.A., Political Science, Northwestern University, 1987
  • B.A., Oklahoma State University, 1986

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Land use/zoning

Greenberg Traurig LLP fields land use experts at several of its East Coast offices, with Miami-based Iris Escarra and Jay Segal in New York sharing leadership duties of the department. The firm has a strong history in the practice area and was one of the first to establish it as a separate department. Recent trends have included complex reassessments for developments with an office component, as well as a rise in condominium builds as people desire more space for home working. Clients include national and international developers on sites that vary from housing and offices to stadiums and transport infrastructure. Nick Hockens and Deirdre Carson in New York are further contacts to note.