Our Firm

White Plains, NY

Who We Are

Zarin & Steinmetz is known throughout the New York metropolitan area, as well as the Hudson Valley, for its concentration in all aspects of land development. We represent private and municipal clients in zoning and land use, environmental law (including SEQRA/NEPA), solid and hazardous waste, real estate and business transactions, eminent domain, and related litigation in state and federal courts. Since we opened our office in White Plains, New York in September 1997, we have been a leader in these areas, and take great pride in the fact that our Firm is on the cutting edge of related legal developments. Our mission is to satisfy our clients’ demands through legal excellence, attorney accessibility and responsiveness, sound judgment, and cost efficiency.

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Proactive Approach

Zarin & Steinmetz formulates creative and pragmatic solutions to resolve matters and achieve results. We treat each matter with passion and urgency, always striving to remain at least one step ahead. We take the time to get to know our clients and their objectives, so that we can provide legal guidance and insightful advocacy with the hands-on personal service expected of a boutique firm. Our attorneys know how to be aggressive, formidable adversaries, while also retaining the respect and credibility of others. We do not hesitate to pursue litigation in appropriate situations, and have prevailed in many high-profile, complex cases. Z&S has developed a reputation as a capable, open-minded, pragmatic, and goal-oriented firm.

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Our firm has a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience, and our deep bench of attorneys are uniquely qualified to render the highly skilled representation that our clients require. Our representation of developers, municipalities, individuals, corporations and public interest groups provides our attorneys with an in-depth and varied understanding of our practice areas. The diversity of our matters affords our attorneys wide-ranging and often novel issues to handle. We are known for distilling our knowledge to provide clear and understandable advice to our clients – and advocating persuasively to governmental agencies and courts. We understand that effective attorneys need to be proficient communicators, and our attorneys take that role seriously.

Strong Relationships

At Zarin & Steinmetz, we work closely with engineering, planning, environmental and other professional consultants to assure project compliance with local, state and federal zoning and environmental laws and regulations. We know how to lead and work with a team of experts successfully. Our attorneys maintain a high level of credibility and strong relationships with administrative agencies and municipal review boards, and their counsel, staff and professional consultants. We also know how to facilitate and work with our clients to conduct meaningful and creative public outreach, particularly in high-profile projects.