Brian is an experienced land use and zoning attorney who effectively counsels clients in a variety of land development matters.
Brian focuses his practice on land use and real estate development matters, guiding clients through the land use entitlement process from initial site diligence to ultimate project approval, construction and operation. He also advises clients on the government and regulatory aspects of real estate transactions, including environmental review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). His work also includes obtaining incentive packages and real estate financing from local industrial development agencies for residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects. Brian also handles real estate transaction matters, including negotiating purchase and sale agreements, transfer of development rights, zoning opinions and letters, easements agreements, and access agreements.
Prior to joining Zarin & Steinmetz, Brian was an associate in the land use and zoning department of a Long Island based firm, and an associate at a Central New York based firm where he likewise focused his practice in the areas of land use and zoning, municipal and real estate law.
Brian received his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College Law in 2013, where he served as Executive Editor for the Journal of Science & Technology Law, and as Justice of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Clarkson University in 2007 and 2008.