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Since its inception in 1997, Z&S has built a reputation for insightful advocacy, proactive strategy, and exemplary work product, while providing hands-on, personal attention.

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Z&S Partners David Cooper and Jody Cross have secured another favorable decision in the second of two lawsuits filed on behalf of the Hampshire County Club against the Village of Mamaroneck Planning Board concerning a proposal to develop 105 homes and a 9-hole golf course on the Club’s property. In June 2020, Hampshire filed an...
On October 26, 2022, the Appellate Division, Second Department issued a decision in Jaffe v. French-American School of New York, Inc. (Index No. 51577/2018), affirming Zarin & Steinmetz’s argument on behalf of the French-American School of New York (“FASNY”) that a nearly one-hundred year old restrictive covenant purporting to prohibit “institutions” did not prohibit the...
Z&S secured approvals from the Village of New Hempstead Board of Trustees in connection with a proposed Seasons Express convenience store, a 100% kosher convenience store and an affiliate to the national Seasons grocery store chain. In October 2022, the Village Board of Trustees granted Seasons Express’s application for a special use permit to allow...

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Michael Zarin and Kate Roberts recently secured SEQRA Approval and a Zoning Text Amendment from the Town of Harrison in connection with the Webb Avenue Multi-Family Residential Project. After a nearly three-year SEQRA and Zoning process, including the preparation of a full Environmental Impact Statement, Z&S, working in close collaboration with JMC and the Development Team, secured final SEQRA Approval for a 200-unit multi-family building to be located on the approximately 9.5-acre site adjacent to RPW’s office building at 800 Westchester Avenue, and the required Zoning Text Amendment from the Town Board, permitting multi-family residential development on the site by special permit. Over the next few months, Z&S will work with the Development Team to obtain the final approvals from the Town necessary for the Project, including, Site Plan, and Special Exception Use Permit Approvals.

This is a unique and challenging Project.  The site is dominated by invasive species, and located within the Blind Brook floodplain corridor. The Project will include a complete eco-restoration and rehabilitation of approximately 2.6 acres of wetlands, riparian buffer and floodplain forest habitats, and will provide increased and improved flood storage at a 4:1 ratio of displaced storage, all beyond the requirements of the Town Code. It will also feature multiple amenities including a first of its kind approximately 20,000 s.f. community garden (open to the public), an assortment of green features, including solar photovoltaic array feeding energy back to the grid and a compost station, a resident fitness center, package concierge, dog wash station, private work spaces and pool,  approximately 2,000 feet of public walking paths connecting the Project to local shopping and other community destinations.


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We have a deep bench of attorneys who are respected for their effective oral and written advocacy, whether presenting a land use application, litigating in Court, or negotiating a transaction.