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The Do's and Don'ts of Zoning Lot Mergers and Development Rights Transfers in New York City

Content Partner:  New York City Bar
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In response to the recent significant upswing in development rights transactions, this program will provide an overview of current New York City law governing zoning lot mergers and the transfer of unused development rights, known as “air rights,” between contiguous and non-contiguous lots, as well as the mechanics and practical considerations involved in such matters. The program will review the relevant provisions of the NYC Zoning Resolution, explain core concepts using real life examples, explore key title issues, and go through each of the forms required for zoning lot merger transfers. In addition, the program will discuss special zoning districts with additional incentives for development rights transfers, as well as discuss the laws and procedures governing the transfer of development rights from city-owned properties to privately-owned parcels.


  • Introductory Remarks
  • Fundamentals of Zoning Lot Mergers & Development Rights Transfers
  • A discussion of basic concepts & related issues
  • Mechanics of a Zoning Lot Merger
  • A discussion of required documentation, title issues & due diligence
  • Title Issues in Development Rights Transfers
  • Special Zoning Provisions Governing Development Rights Transfers Between Non-Contiguous Parcels
  • Transfer of Development Rights to & from City-owned Properties
  • Questions & Answers

Practice Areas: Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, State, Local & Municipal Law
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 12/08/2014 6:00 PM EST
Level: Advanced
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Total Credits: 2.5
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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
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Training Type: Online

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Stuart Beckerman - Co-Chair; Slater & Beckerman, PC
Robert A. Jacobs - Co-Chair; Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP
Michael J. Berey - Senior Underwriting Counsel, Formerly Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Counsel - New York, First American Title Insurance Company
Julie M. Lubin - Deputy General Counsel, New York City Department of City Planning
Isabel Galis-Menendez - Senior Counsel, New York City Law Department, Economic Development Division
Ross F. Moskowitz - Speaker
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