Hilary Atzrott Hamburg was recognized by the New York Law Journal as a 2023 Rising Star. The award recognizes the New York legal community’s emerging leaders.
Ms. Hamburg works with clients in the drafting and negotiation of agreements related to the acquisition, development, and disposition of properties. Drawing on her prior experience in government relations and finance, she understands the perspective of a variety of stakeholders to a transaction, allowing her to formulate practical, collaborative solutions to complex problems.
Ms. Hamburg’s practice encompasses the full spectrum of real estate services. She conducts zoning review for site acquisitions, drafts development agreements for the construction of projects, and drafts purchase and sale agreements for the acquisition or disposition of commercial properties. She represents landlords and tenants in leasing matters, negotiates easements and license agreements for major infrastructure projects, and creates declarations and by-laws for commercial condominiums.
Ms. Hamburg is especially well versed in the intricacies of New York City's discretionary land use and zoning approvals processes. She navigates multi-agency zoning approvals for some of the city's largest not-for-profits and works with environmental consultants to create and preserve robust administrative records for City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) and State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) environmental processes. She regularly appears before city agencies, including the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, the City Planning Commission (for both Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) and non-ULRUP applications), and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. She works with clients in obtaining approvals from the Public Design Commission and the Department of Transportation. Ms. Hamburg additionally advises on and drafts agreements to facilitate the transfer of development rights and submits Zoning Resolution Determinations (ZRD1s) to the Department of Buildings.