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- East River Fifties Alliance Prevails in its Efforts to Prevent Out-of-Scale Development
Carter Ledyard represented the East River Fifties Alliance (“ERFA”) in its successful though controversial application to amend the New York City Zoning Resolution to prevent the development of ultra-tall towers in the Sutton Place neighborhood (between First Avenue and the East River, from 52nd to 59th Streets), the only residential neighborhood in the City where such towers were permitted as-of-right. We successfully contended throughout a two-year zoning review that these towers, at 800 feet or more, are out-of-scale with the existing residential context and were not contemplated when the R10 zoning was first mapped in 1961. Despite intense developer opposition, the Community Board, City Planning Commission and City Council ultimately agreed with ERFA and its co-applicants Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, City Council Members Daniel Garodnick and Ben Kallos and State Senator Liz Krueger. The final proposal, approved by the full City Council on November 30, replaces standard tower rules with “tower-on-a-base” rules, which effectively limit ultra-tall buildings through minimum lot coverage and floor area “packing” requirements, while still accommodating future housing growth in the neighborhood. ERFA was represented by Senior Environmental Counsel Steve Kass, Partner Chris Rizzo, and Associate Karen Meara.
In their second client advisory on the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), Jeff Boxer, Jack Griem, Alex Malyshev and Dylan Ruffi explore what it takes to plead a winning DTSA claim.
The firm is a proud partner of the Food Bank for New York City’s 2019 Justice Served Campaign.
PCG closed a multi-million dollar capital investment in Independent Financial Partners (IFP), facilitating IFP’s launch of a new online platform.
Carter Ledyard assisted Mr. Yongquan Bi, a client, change the control of NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) by reconstructing the composition of its Board of Directors.
Client Advisory: Jeff Boxer and Alex Malyshev discuss the Supreme Court's recent unanimous decision in Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc., and what it means for arbitration.
Alison Powers Herman was promoted from Counsel to Partner, and Mary Winchurch Brown from Associate to Counsel.
The OTC Markets Group provides price and liquidity information for roughly 10,000 over-the-counter securities.
The 1st Department Appellate Division upheld a Supreme Court decision to ban single-use Styrofoam containers in food service establishments in New York City.
Steve participated in the Annual Meeting of the American College of Environmental Lawyers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to review environmental law developments.
A London-based co-living developer closed on the purchase of a $55 million dollar development site in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Land Use counsel was provided by Paul Proulx.
Judge Alison J. Nathan adopted a report that determined that the iconic artwork, "The Mechanism of Meaning" by Shusaku Arakawa, and associated intellectual property rights, must be litigated in the New York Surrogate’s…
Designed to showcase those exhibiting excellence in the practice of law, Super Lawyers® named forty Carter Ledyard attorneys to this year's list.
Fifteen attorneys across ten practice areas were named by Best Lawyers in their annual The Best Lawyers in America® rankings.
Jeff Boxer spoke with the New York Law Journal about the quality of services provided by a mid-sized law firm like Carter Ledyard.
Ms. Wallace has been a partner at CLM since 2017 and practices Art Law, Environmental Law and Litigation.