Mr. Steinmetz maintains an active practice representing numerous major developers and other clients on a wide variety of residential, commercial, mixed-use and industrial projects. He also counsels private clients, municipalities, not-for-profits and institutional entities on environmental and regulatory issues, and he supervises the firm’s real estate and transactional practice. He regularly appears before planning, zoning and legislative boards processing subdivision, site plan, special permit, rezoning and other land development applications. Mr. Steinmetz has also successfully litigated numerous complex cases in State and Federal Court, at both the trial and appellate levels.
Mr. Steinmetz received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law in 1985, where he received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Award. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1982. Prior to forming Zarin & Steinmetz in 1997, he was a partner at a leading Westchester County real estate and land development law firm. Mr. Steinmetz began his legal career as an associate at the New York City office of Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler in its Litigation Department (1985-1987).
Mr. Steinmetz currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of a not-for-profit organization which provides rehabilitation, residential and vocational assistance to individuals who have sustained brain injuries or possess congenital abnormalities. He was also recently appointed to chair the legal committee of a leading Westchester County Country Club. Mr. Steinmetz takes pride in being active in his community, having served two terms of elective office on the Yorktown Central School District’s Board of Education, and as a member of the Yorktown Athletic Recreational Commission – both as a coach and commissioner.
Mr. Steinmetz has attained a “Pre-Eminent AV Rating” as a practitioner.