August 16, 2022
David Cooper and Brian Sinsabaugh recently secured Amended Site Plan approval from the Town of Fishkill Planning Board in connection with the final phase of Toll Brother’s Van Wyck Mews community in the Town of Fishkill. Toll is proposing to build 103 townhouses in lieu of six previously approved buildings containing condominium flats. The amended...
August 11, 2022
On August 3, 2022, Partners David Steinmetz and David Cooper secured final subdivision plat approval from the Town of Greenburgh Planning Board on behalf of Brightview Senior Living. Brightview, a national provider of senior living communities based in Baltimore with several communities operating or planned in Westchester, is the contract-vendee to purchase an 8-acre portion...
August 8, 2022
David Steinmetz and Kate Feinman successfully closed a complex $72 Million Dollar refinance transaction on behalf of Azorim (Israel’s largest, publicly traded development company), in connection with a 180-unit residential tower at the Monarch at Ridge Hill community in Yonkers, NY.  Z&S is already working on securing land use approvals for another residential tower in...
August 5, 2022
Daniel Richmond and Lee Lefkowitz defended property owners in a Rockland County Supreme Court lawsuit brought by a neighboring landowner alleging nuisance and trespass. The case involved a lengthy discovery process including document productions, interrogatories, and depositions. During depositions, Z&S deposed the Plaintiff and secured an admission that the Plaintiff lacked adequate knowledge to support...
July 15, 2022
Z&S Partner Dan Richmond secured a Decision denying preliminary injunctive relief aimed at stopping a client’s construction of a mikvah project pending appeal.  The Honorable Robert M. Berliner of the Rockland County Supreme Court held that once a lower Court dismisses an Article 78 proceeding, it no longer has jurisdiction to issue injunctive relief.  While...
June 7, 2022
Since 2017, the New York City Law Department has relied on Z&S to provide expert testimony in a series of condemnation proceedings arising out of the City’s acquisition of land for its “Bluebelt” flood control program on Staten Island. In a recent case before Hon. Wayne P. Saitta in the New York Supreme Court for...
May 24, 2022
Zarin & Steinmetz represents the owner of the former Key Foods Grocery Store site on Midland Avenue in the Village of Port Chester seeking to bring the first Floor and Décor store to Westchester. The Property was recently accepted into the NYS Brownfield Cleanup Program. The Project would cleanup and revitalize a dormant “gateway” property...
May 6, 2022
In the latest round of litigation between the Hampshire County Club and the Village of Mamaroneck over the future development of a 106-acre golf course, Z&S Partner David Cooper secured a decision from the New York Supreme Court rejecting the Village’s attempt to dismiss Hampshire’s regulatory taking lawsuit. Hampshire filed the lawsuit after the Village...
April 27, 2022
The owner of a large property in Orange County retained Z&S to defend a lawsuit brought by neighbors claiming a breach of a restrictive covenant in their deeds. On behalf of the property owner, Partner Daniel Richmond and Counsel Lee Lefkowitz made a motion to dismiss, arguing that the neighbor’s action was mooted and superseded...
April 26, 2022
Partner Jody Cross guided Eating Disorder Treatment Center of New York, LLC (“EDTNY”) through the Padavan Law siting process to establish a Community Residence for an Eating Disorder Integrated Treatment (“CREDIT”) program in the in the Town of Clarkstown. The Credit Program would serve up to 14 adults with eating disorders (i.e., anorexia nervosa, bulimia...

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