January 2, 2024
Representing the purchaser, Jacob Amir spearheaded our client’s $14 million acquisition of an approximate 3 acres parcel in lower Westchester, including negotiating continued environmental remediation and obligations of various stakeholders. This purchase is part of a multi-tiered transaction, which also includes the anticipated formation of a long-term ground lease to occupy other commercial property for...
December 22, 2023
Lee J. Lefkowitz and Jaclyn Cohen, representing a property owner in Ossining, defeated a neighbor’s property owner’s motion for summary judgment in a case seeking to litigate a boundary-line dispute. As a defense, Z&S raised a claim of adverse possession, which Judge Janet Malone agreed raised a triable issue of fact sufficient to preclude the...
October 25, 2023
This week, Daniel Richmond and Kate Feinman obtained from the Town of Southeast Planning Board Site Plan, Conditional Use Permit, Architectural, and Wetland Permit Approval for a two-building logistics center/distribution facility, totaling 200,000 sf, with associated parking and loading spaces on a vacant property. Earlier this year, Dan and Kate also received approval of a...
September 27, 2023
Zarin & Steinmetz congratulates and celebrates their client Asahi Shuzo on the grand opening of their state of the art, 55,000 s.f. “Dassai Blue Sake Brewery ” in the Town of Hyde Park this past weekend. Michael Zarin and Kate (Roberts) Feinman have been working with Asahi Shuzo for the past five years to secure...
August 1, 2023
Representing the purchasers, David Steinmetz and Jacob Amir closed on our clients’ multi-million acquisition of the Kohlberg Estate in Westchester, a 200 acre residential property with a working farm, staff residences, workshop and barn, a lake and other expansive scenic features. The transaction began with extensive negotiations toward a contract of sale with multiple riders,...
July 30, 2023
The City of Yonkers Zoning Board of Appeals approved variances sought by Z&S Partners Jacob Amir and Daniel Richmond on behalf of our client, who is seeking to develop a seven-story residential building with 36 apartments, off-street parking spaces, open space, and access points from two parallel streets. With design and engineering consulting participation from...
July 27, 2023
Having successfully pursued approvals from the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (“OPWDD”) to establish a Padavan community residence in the Town of Mt. Pleasant for six adults with developmental disabilities – which approval followed a full-day evidentiary hearing before an OPWDD administrative hearing officer – David Steinmetz and Jody Cross again...
June 29, 2023
After representing a private developer before the ZBA and Planning Board and successfully obtaining approvals for two hotel pads in the Town of New Windsor in Orange County, Z&S Partner Jody Cross went on to represent the developer and prevail in an Article 78 proceeding challenging those approvals – both in the lower court and...
June 26, 2023
Jacob Amir obtained a favorable decision in the Appellate Division, Second Department, which affirmed a decision after trial in the Westchester County Supreme Court. The trial Court decision granted judgment to Z&S’s clients, who are shareholders of a corporation seeking to restore its ownership interest in a large developable residential parcel. After substituting into the action...
June 12, 2023
David Cooper and Jody Cross obtained a Decision and Order granting a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit challenging the Town of Poughkeepsie’s adoption of a new floating overlay district regulating gas stations. The lawsuit was commenced by a property owner that had obtained approvals in 2015 to operate a gas station, but let them...

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