What a Relief! Practicing Before the NYC Board of Standards & Appeals

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 6 pm – 9 pm

Program Co-Chairs:
Susan E. Golden
Venable LLP
Alison R. McCabe
Deputy Counsel
NYC Department of City Planning

  • This program will cover the role and authority of the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) over zoning and land use matters, recent “reforms” passed by the New York City Council, and application requirements and procedures. Learn how to research properties and cases, how the recent legislation has changed practice before the BSA, and tips and trends relevant to applications. Presenters include current and past BSA staff, as well as private practitioners.

    Live Program: $229 Member | $329 Nonmember

  • Loreal Monroe
    General Counsel
    NYC Board of Standards and Appeals
    Kurt M. Steinhouse
    Deputy Counsel
    NYC Board of Standards and Appeals
    John B. Egnatios-Beene
    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    Susan Hinkson, RA, LLM
    Executive Vice President,
    Land Use, Housing and Real Estate
    Capalino + Company
    Ian P. Rasmussen
    Principal and Founder
    Urban Cartographics
    Jay Segal
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • 6:00 pm – 6:25 pm Introduction to the BSA

    • Historical overview; relief role of BSA
    • Key statutes and case law
    • Top 5 reasons you go to BSA

    Panel Leader: John B. Egnatios-Beene

    6:25 pm – 6:45 pm How to Research Properties & Cases at the BSA    

    • Site and prior approvals research
    • Finding relevant precedent

    Panel Leader: Ian P. Rasmussen

    6:45 pm – 7:25 pm Application Requirements & Process           

    • Types of applications
    • Application materials and forms
    • Environmental review
    • Notice requirements
    • Board hearings
    • Decisions and resolutions
    • Article 78 special proceedings
    • Commissioner’s perspective

    Panel Leaders: Kurt M. Steinhouse, with Susan Hinkson

    7:25 pm – 7:40 pm Break
    7:40 pm – 8:10 pm Implementation of 2017 “BSA Reform Legislation”

    • Brief background
    • Changes to application requirements
    • Response to comments
    • Role of City Planning
    • Decisions
    • Transparency
    • Rule-making
    • Penalties

    Panel Leader: Loreal Monroe

    8:10 pm – 8:45 pm Trends

    • Uniqueness
    • Financial return
    • Neighborhood character
    • NYS Multiple Dwelling Law
    • 2017 legislative changes

    Panel Leaders: Susan Hinkson, Loreal Monroe & Jay Segal

    8:45 pm – 9:00 pm Conclusion/Recap/Q&A

  • CLE Credit
    NY: 3.0 total: 1.5 professional practice & 1.5 skills
    NJ: 3.3 general MCLE
    CA: 3.0 general MCLE
    PA: 2.5 general MCLE

  • Sponsoring Association Committee: Land Use Planning and Zoning | David Mark Karnovsky, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Maricela Alfonso | Membership and CLE Relations Associate | (212) 382-6608 | MAlfonso@nycbar.org