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Herrick, Feinstein LLP
2 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10016
United States

Real estate > Land use/zoning Tier 3

Herrick, Feinstein LLP is well-established in the New York real estate law market and has a fully integrated land use and zoning group led by renowned figure Mitchell Korbey. From offices in New York City and Newark, New Jersey, the team acts for owners, developers, lenders, investors and other stakeholders in a range of developments, working with other subsets of the real estate practice to provide comprehensive assistance. The department also handles zoning litigation, a recent example saw Korbey acting for Mitsui Fudosan and SJP Properties in a challenge from a neighborhood coalition of residents and politicians to a luxury high-rise development. Associate Robert Huberman has extensive experience preparing land use applications and obtaining complex approvals for rezonings, large-scale developments, special permits, authorizations, and certifications. The team also draws on the expertise of planning and development specialist Vinh Vo, who assists attorneys with the gamut of matters.

Practice head(s):

Mitchell Korbey; Belinda Schwartz

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

BFC Partners

Centennial Bank

Goldman Sachs

L+M Development Partners

Mitsui Fudosan and SJP Properties

Property Markets Group (PMG)

RAL Development

Real Term Logistics

Rubinstein Partners

William Macklowe Company

BFC Partners

Centennial Bank

Goldman Sachs

L+M Development Partners

Mitsui Fudosan and SJP Properties

Property Markets Group

RAL Development

Real Term Logistics

Rubinstein Partners

William Macklowe Company

Work highlights

  • Represented Mitsui Fudosan and SJP Properties as co-counsel in a zoning litigation involving its development of luxury high rise Amsterdam when a neighborhood coalition of Upper West Side residents and politicians challenged the Department of Building’s approval of the project and two approvals by the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals.
  • Advising PMG on the City’s proposed rezoning of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal neighborhood.
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs in various land use and zoning due diligence matters throughout New York City including zoning due diligence for Alloy Development’s 1.1 million-square-foot development known as 80 Flatbush, in Brooklyn, NY.

Industry focus > Sport Tier 4

Focusing on corporate, real estate, tax, IP, employment and litigation aspects of sports matters, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is typically retained by leagues, teams, owners, banks and investors to advise on an array of issues. The practice is jointly led by Irwin Kishner, a renowned sports lawyers who handles a busy caseload of financing and M&A, sport betting matters and concession agreements, Daniel Etna, an expert in the financing, construction and development of arenas and stadiums, Eric Stabler, who is noted for his financing expertise, and Morris DeFeo, who focuses on capital markets, M&A and corporate governance. All named lawyers are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Irwin Kishner; Daniel Etna; Eric Stabler; Morris DeFeo

Testimonials

‘Sports is a key specialty and a clear priority for the firm.’

‘Joel Wagman is a work horse and has been fantastic to work with.’

 

Key clients

New York Yankees

Yankee Global Enterprises LLC

Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network (YES)

Legends Hospitality Management LLC

New York Racing Association (NYRA)

Oak View Global Advisory

New York Islanders Hockey Club

New York Mets

Sterling Equities

Sterling Entertainment Enterprises (SNY)

Top Rank Inc

Phoenix Sports Partners

D.C. United

Lelands Collectibles Inc

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

The Renaissance Companies Inc

New York Arena Investments LLC

Garnett Sports Ventures LLLP

Bounce Back

Ultimate Fighting Championship

JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.

New York Jets

Dallas Cowboys

Jason Plummer and Robert Plummer (Private investment group)

Work highlights

  • Represented long-standing client Legends Hospitality in its entry into a share purchase agreement which gives Sixth Street a controlling interest in Legends Hospitality.
  • Advised New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) on an expanded partnership agreement establishing Fox Sports as NYRA Bets’ official wagering partner and the leading media provider for elite thoroughbred racing through the next decade.
  • Assisted Yankee Global Enterprises LLC with the refinancing of their global bank facility.

Real estate Tier 4

From its New York City and Newark offices, Herrick, Feinstein LLP acts for owners, developers, lenders and investors in developments, acquisitions and sales, and commercial and ground leasing. The firm offers an experienced team all specializing in cooperatives and condominiums, along with Karol Robinson and special counsel Brett Gottlieb, both focusing on affordable housing. Mitchell Korbey leads its land use and zoning group, while Patrick O’Sullivan Jr is the go-to for Qualified Opportunity Zones. Other significant transactional attorneys include Jonathan Adelsberg, Michael Smith and department chair, Belinda G. Schwartz . All lawyers mentioned are based primarily in New York.    

Practice head(s):

Belinda G. Schwartz

Testimonials

‘Depth of services provided within and outside of the Real Estate practice is impressive.’

‘Attention to detail and responsiveness by all level team members is unmatched.’

Key clients

Crescent Sky Capital

DH Property Holdings

Empire State Realty Trust

Extell Development

J.P. Morgan Chase

L&M Development Partners Inc.

Macklowe Company and Senlac Ridge Partners

Madison International Realty

Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. & Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Represented both Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. and Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd., two of the largest Israeli insurance companies, in the negotiation of a joint venture with Silverstein Properties to acquire the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, California for a purchase price of $430m.
  • Represented co-counsel in the successful zoning litigation involving their development of the luxury high rise 200 Amsterdam when a neighborhood coalition of Upper West Side residents and politicians challenged the Department of Building’s approval of the project and two approvals by the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals.
  • Advised William Macklowe Company on the acquisition by WMC and Senlac Ridge Partners of a development property at 120 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a prominent, full-service law firm, providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals around the world. From its offices in New York City; Newark, New Jersey; and Istanbul, Turkey, Herrick maintains robust corporate, litigation, and commercial real estate capabilities, complemented by significant depth in art, bankruptcy, employment, government relations, intellectual property, sports, tax, and trusts and estates. The firm delivers top-tier legal service from highly sophisticated, pragmatic, business savvy lawyers, who help clients address their strategic challenges with focused and tenacious determination. Clients also benefit from Herrick’s unique culture of collaborative problem solving, which allows its attorneys to develop innovative solutions to even the most complex legal challenges.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Art Lawrence M. Kayelkaye@herrick.com(212) 592-1410
Corporate Morris F. DeFeo, Jr.mdefeo@herrick.com(212) 592-1463
Environmental Seth Friedlandsfriedland@herrick.com(212) 592-1457
Employment Carol M. Goodmancgoodman@herrick.com(212) 592-1465
Finance Eric A. Stablerestabler@herrick.com(212) 592-5982
Government Relations Hon. Elizabeth Holtzmaneholtzman@herrick.com(212) 592-1421
Insurance and Reinsurance Alan R. Lyonsalyons@herrick.com(212) 592-1539
Intellectual Property Barry Werbinbwerbin@herrick.com(212) 592-1418
Israel Yariv C. Ben-Ariybenari@herrick.com(212) 592-1440
Litigation William R. Friedbfried@herrick.com(212) 592-1684
Private Clients Carolyn R. Caufieldccaufield@herrick.com(212) 592-1480
Real Estate Belinda G. Schwartzbschwartz@herrick.com(212) 592-1544
Restructuring & Finance Litigation Stephen B. Selbstsselbst@herrick.com(212) 592-1405
Sports Irwin A. Kishnerikishner@herrick.com(212) 592-1435
Tax Louis Tuchmanltuchman@herrick.com(212) 592-1490
Turkey Barbaros M. Karaahmetbkaraahmet@herrick.com(212) 592-1570
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Irwin A. Kishner photo Irwin A. KishnerPartner; Executive Chairman; Co-Chair, Sports Law Group
Mitchell A. Korbey photo Mitchell A. KorbeyPartner; Chair, Land Use & Zoning Group
Belinda G. Schwartz photo Belinda G. SchwartzPartner; Chair, Real Estate Department
Head of Business Development and Marketing – Litigation and Restructure : Heather E. Lemarier
Head of Business Development and Marketing : Ilyssa Sena
Head of Business Development and Marketing – Real Estate : Logan Tracey
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