Caroline Harris began her zoning career in the public sector, as Associate Counsel for the New York City Department of City Planning. As Associate Counsel, she was responsible for all legal matters relating to applications for rezonings, urban renewal plan approvals, special permits, certifications and authorizations. She also handled legal issues associated with complex special projects involving multiple city and state agencies, such as The 42nd Street Development Project.
After working at City Planning, Ms. Harris’ practice has focused on land use law, emphasizing NYC zoning, historic preservation, and now sustainability. She also has transactional experience and is a Neutral Arbitrator on the Commercial Panel of the American Arbitration Association.
She is on the faculty of New York University’s Real Estate Institute.
Before joining with Mr. Goldman as his partner in the Law Offices of Howard Goldman (the predecessor to Goldman Harris), Ms. Harris was Of Counsel at Troutman Sanders LLP (successor to Jenkens & Gilchrist Parker Chapin LLP). She also was associated with Stadtmauer, Bailkin and Stroock, Stroock & Lavan. She was a clerk for The Honorable John V. Singleton, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas.