He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Section and Co-Chair of the Land Use Committee.
Mr. Zarin taught a course at the New York University Real Estate Institute entitled Dealing with Environmental Problems in Real Estate Transactions, and was a guest lecturer at the Pace University School of Law Environmental Master’s Program. He also assisted the Chief Administrative Judge for the Ninth Judicial District in the formation of a Special Environmental Part for the District. Mr. Zarin also serves on a number of Board of Directors, including, TCI, Inc., the largest PCB decommissioning and recycling company in North America.
Mr. Zarin received his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1985, where he served as Articles Editor for the Hofstra Law Review. He also received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1976. Prior to forming Zarin & Steinmetz in 1997, he was a partner at Sive, Paget & Riesel, one of the most prominent environmental and land use law firms in the country, and manager of its White Plains office (1990-1997). He began his legal career as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in its Business Reorganization Department (1985-1987). Mr. Zarin also served as an urban development consultant and lobbyist for a Washington D.C. consulting firm, and consultant for the Wisconsin Governor’s Manpower Planning Office.