Purchasers of commercial property purchase the property with the intent of using it for a specific purpose or even changing the use. Therefore, it is important for the practitioner who is representing such a purchaser to understand the local zoning regulations that are applicable to the transaction in order to verify that the purchaser can legally do what they want to with the property. In order for the attorney to provide his or her client with meaningful land use and zoning advice and counsel, it is useful to have an understanding of what zoning regulations are, how they came about, and how they operate. This class provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the history, structure, use and impact of zoning regulations in New York City and the metropolitan area. Emphasis will be placed on practical and legal issues that practitioners need to understand.
This course is appropriate for both newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.