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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.
Matt Dunn explores the developments since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective in May 2018.
Topics of discussion included best practices to avoid becoming a cybercrime victim, the motives of cyber criminals and how they operate, and the role of cybersecurity forensics.
The OTC Markets Group provides price and liquidity information for roughly 10,000 over-the-counter securities.
Jack Griem, Tom Davis and Brielle Kilmartin discuss cyber intrusions against public companies, the typical targets of a cyber scam, and the importance of improving internal controls and employee training.
The 1st Department Appellate Division upheld a Supreme Court decision to ban single-use Styrofoam containers in food service establishments in New York City. NRDC, a pro-bono client represented by Steve Kass and Karen Meara,…
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.
Michael served on a panel hosted by Wilmington Trust designed to provide T&E professionals current information and trends impacting the T&E practice today.
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…
Carter Ledyard client Munro Investment Group Pty Ltd. saw the oppositions of two trademark applications dismissed by a panel of three Administrative Law Judges of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
The M&A Advisor's Emerging Leaders Awards recognize individuals under the age of 40 who have achieved significant success in the M&A industry.
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.