(Webcast) The Do’s and Don’t’s of Zoning Lot Mergers & Development Rights Transfers in New York City

Monday, December 7, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Program Co-Chairs:

Sheila M. Pozon
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Benjamin Stark
Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP

  • Receive an overview of current New York City law governing zoning lot mergers and the transfer of unused development rights, known as “air rights,” between contiguous and non-contiguous lots, as well as the mechanics and practical considerations involved in such matters. Speakers will review relevant provisions of the NYC Zoning Resolution, explain core concepts using real life examples, explore key title issues, and review each form required for zoning lot merger transfers. Other topics to be covered include special zoning districts with incentives for development rights transfers.

    Program Fee:
    $229 for Members | $329 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • John Mangin
    Assistant Counsel
    New York City Department of City Planning

    Michael J. Roberts
    Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
    Royal Abstract

  • 2:00 – 2:05 p.m.
    Introductory Remarks & Program Overview
    Benjamin Stark

    2:05 – 2:35 p.m.
    Fundamentals of Zoning Lot Mergers & Development Rights Transfers

    • A discussion of basic concepts & related issues

    Benjamin Stark

    2:35 – 3:00 p.m.
    Title Issues in Development Rights Transfers
    Michael J. Roberts

    3:00 – 3:35 p.m.
    Mechanics of a Zoning Lot Merger

    • A discussion of required documentation & due diligence

    Sheila M. Pozon

    3:35 – 3:45 p.m.

    3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
    Real World Examples: The Do’s and Don’t’s in Practice

    Benjamin Stark
    Sheila M. Pozon
    Michael J. Roberts

    4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
    Special Zoning Provisions Governing Development Rights Transfers Between Non-Contiguous Parcels
    John Mangin

    4:45 – 5:00 p.m.
    Questions & Answers

  • New York: 3.0 skills
    New Jersey: 3.4 general
    California: 3.0 general
    Pennsylvania: 2.5 general
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Land Use Planning & Zoning, Barack A. Wrobel, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org