Kory Salomone

(914) 220-9804

Kory uses a commonsense approach to counseling clients on the intricacies of land use, zoning, SEQRA and environmental permitting.

Over the past decade and a half, Kory has helped shepherd all types of projects through the municipal approvals process. These include residential subdivisions, mixed-use developments, hotels, country clubs, senior living facilities, and schools. Kory regularly appears before municipal boards to secure subdivisions, site plan approvals, zoning amendments, special permits, and variances.

Kory also handles real estate transactions and Article 78 proceedings. In connection with his land use matters, Kory prepares easements, declarations and covenants, community benefits agreements, and other land use related documents. Kory has also created and extended special utility districts to service project sites.

Kory is licensed to practice in both New York and Connecticut, where he is a former member of the Town of Ridgefield Inland Wetlands Board.

Prior to joining Zarin & Steinmetz, Kory headed his own firm, The Law Office of Kory Salomone, P.C. He previously spent more than a decade as a zoning and land use attorney at Veneziano & Associates, in Westchester County.

Kory earned his J.D., cum laude, with a special focus on environmental law and land use at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. He graduated Ithaca College with a B.S. in Cinema and Photography. Kory spent the first decade of his career in the film industry in New York City, working full time on major motion pictures and television shows and managing numerous camera departments.


Elizabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, J.D., cum laude

Ithaca College, B.S. in Cinema and Photography


New York


Notable Work

  • Represented a private developer in attaining a zone text amendment that allowed a 32-acre property in the heart of North Castle to be developed with a mixed-use development including 115 key hotel, restaurant, and 72 age-restricted townhomes. This project involved a full SEQRA review, rezoning, deed restrictions, school bus easement, utility easements, and Community Benefits Agreement with the Town, and subdivision and site plan applications.
  • Represented a private developer in the creation of zoning requirements for a gateway overlay district in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, which allowed the developer’s properties to be improved with mixed-use or multi-family buildings. This project required obtaining a zone text amendment, a determination of consistency with the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, and processing of special permit and site plan applications.
  • Represented a private school in obtaining special permit and site plan approval from the Town/Village of Harrison for a new gymnasium, cafeteria building and athletic fields.
  • Represented a private developer through the land use and rezoning process to secure approval of a 40,000 s.f. senior housing building in the hamlet of Armonk. This project required approval from the Town Board to the place a senior housing floating zone on the property, site plan approval, and variances; extensions of water and sewer districts; and an affordable housing declaration of restrictive covenants.

Our Attorneys work across multiple practice areas

Insights (Speaking Engagements & Publications)


  • Author, “Case Study: Jacob’s Hill Project, Town of Cortlandt, NY,” Pace Land Use Law Center, Urban Centers Book, Nov. 2005.
  • Author, “Land Use Laws of the State of Wyoming,” Land Use Law Center Gaining Ground Information Database, White Plains, NY (2004 – 2005).
  • Co-Author, “Mediation,” Land Use Law Center Community Tools, White Plains, NY (Fall 2003).
  • Editor, Miller, Long, and Powers, Introduction to Environmental Law: Cases and materials on Water Pollution Control, 2006.
  • Editor, Land Use Law Center, Gaining Ground: Training Book for Land Use Leaders, 2004.
Community Involvement
  • Secretary, Inland Wetlands Board, Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut, November 2019 to November 2021
  • IATSE – Local 600