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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jay A Segal

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Land Development


As a practicing New York land use lawyer since 1984, Jay Segal has wide-ranging knowledge of virtually all aspects of land use law. He frequently appears before New York City's City Council, City Planning Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals and Buildings Department. Jay counsels many of New York City's leading developers, institutions, and non-profit organizations. He has wide-ranging experience with zoning districts, variances, special permits, amendments to the Zoning Resolution and obtaining permission to alter landmarked buildings. Jay is Greenberg Traurig's co-chair of the Land Development Practice.

United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning

Within: Land use/zoning

Particularly active in New York and Florida, Greenberg Traurig, LLP is instructed by landowners, joint venture partners, and entrepreneurs in every phase of real estate projects, and also advises property owners on all the regulatory issues affecting the use of properties, a role involving close collaboration with the firm’s government law and policy teams. The team has experience of a wide variety of projects, including health, retail, hospitality, leisure, entertainment, and coastal projects. In late 2018 the firm was instructed by Amazon to manage the aftermath of the aborted roll-out of its HQ2 project in Queens, following fervent local opposition. Key contacts are land use practice chair Jay A Segal and Nick Hockens in New York, Ryan Bailine in Miami, and Ellen Berkowitz in Los Angeles.

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