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Since its inception in 1997, Z&S has built a reputation for insightful advocacy, proactive strategy, and exemplary work product, while providing hands-on, personal attention.

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“Our firm sits at the nexus of law, public policy, finance and environmental science. Our commitment to passionate advocacy, pragmatic thinking, and proactive collaboration not only makes our work exciting, it gets proven results.”

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...
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...
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...

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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 of the Metropolis Country Club property along Dobbs Ferry Road in the Town of Greenburgh. Brightview is proposing to construct a continuum of care community consisting of a mix of independent living, assisted living, and memory care units on a 5-acre lot. The Planning Board’s subdivision approval also included creating a 3-acre conservation parcel near to the Brightview community.

 The Planning Board’s final subdivision approval was the last step in a multi-year entitlement process in which Z&S, JMC, Inc., and the Brightview Team successfully obtained various approvals from the Town. This included working with the Town Board to create a new Continuum of Care Facility (CCF) special permit use in the Greenburgh Zoning Code. It also included procuring a special permit and site plan approval from the Town Board, after the Planning Board issued favorable recommendations.

This is the third Brightview Project approved in Westchester in recent years. Z&S also helped Brightview obtain zoning amendments and approvals for its assisted living residence on Tarrytown Road, as well as a new continuum of care community currently under construction in the Town/Village of Harrison.  

Comprehensive. Credible. Connected.

We have a deep bench of attorneys who are respected for their effective oral and written advocacy, whether presenting a land use application, litigating in Court, or negotiating a transaction.