Hilary Atzrott Hamburg advises clients on complex development projects requiring discretionary land use approvals, as well as acquisitions and dispositions of real property and development rights. Hilary is especially well versed in the intricacies of New York City’s discretionary land use and zoning approval mechanisms and environmental review processes. Her land use background, coupled with her transactional experience, allows her to create holistic real estate solutions for clients that extend from project planning through completion.
Hilary provides creative solutions to development problems, including the conversion of buildings to alternative uses, redevelopment of parcels, and expansion of existing facilities. She is experienced in navigating land use applications before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), City Planning Commission, and Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), as well as ancillary applications at the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and Department of Buildings (DOB).
Hilary began her career focused on land use matters. She soon realized clients need well-rounded real estate solutions that consider not only an immediate discretionary approval, but the associated transactions that may be required, such as acquiring an adjacent parcel, obtaining financing, negotiating an easement, or leasing a building.
Her practice encompasses diligence and zoning analysis prior to acquisition, strategizing on community outreach for land use applications, drafting purchase and sale agreements for the transfer of development rights, and counseling clients on leases.