Jay A. Segal - Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jay A. Segal

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 212-801-9265

As a practicing land use lawyer in New York since 1984, Jay Segal has wide-ranging knowledge of virtually all aspects of land use law. He frequently appears before New York City's City Council, City Planning Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals and Buildings Department.

Jay counsels many of New York City's leading developers, institutions and non-profit organizations. He has wide-ranging experience with zoning districts, variances, special permits, amendments to the Zoning Resolution and obtaining permission to alter landmarked buildings. 

Worcester Polytechnic InstituteBS 1966Long Island UniversityMBA 1971St. John's University School of LawJ.D. 1975
New York University Real Estate Advisory Board

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Counsels many of New York City's leading developers, institutions and non-profit organizations
  • Frequently appears before New York City's City Council, City Planning Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals and Buildings Department
  • Obtains changes of zoning districts, amendments to the Zoning Resolution, variances, special permits, and permission to alter landmarked buildings
  • Obtains interpretations of the Zoning Resolution from the Department of Buildings
  • Air Rights Transactions


Significant Representations
  • El-Ad Properties NY LLC: obtained approvals from the City Planning Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission and Department of Buildings allowing portions of the Plaza Hotel to be converted to hotel condo units and retail use.
  • The Jack Parker Corporation: obtained a 130,000 square foot bonus from the City Planning Commission for the rehabilitation of the Biltmore Theater.
  • A&R Kalimian: obtained re-zoning allowing a new building to be increased by 230,000 square feet (a 120% increase).
  • SL Green Realty Corporation: zoning analysis of potential acquisitions and investments.
  • Credit Suisse: zoning analysis of potential acquisitions and investments.
  • Westbrook Partners: zoning analysis of potential acquisitions and investments.

Client Comments

"Jay is one of the top land use and zoning attorneys in New York."

-Larry Davis
President
Shorewood Real Estate Group LLC

"Jay is an excellent land use lawyer. Jay is very knowledgeable and understands the parameters that will be acceptable to the government bodies. Jay is persistent and does the research necessary to complete a successful land use application. Jay is also available for discussion and listens to suggestions well."

"Jay Segal is very thorough and knowledgeable."

Office Location

MetLife Building
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the New York City Metro Area
Jay A. Segal has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law