Michael Sillerman is co-chair of the Land Use department. He concentrates his practice on real estate matters and land use and zoning.
Mr. Sillerman renders advice on all aspects of site development including acquisition, air rights purchases, zoning, landmark considerations, environmental matters, tax abatements, economic development incentives and discretionary government land use approvals.
Mr. Sillerman regularly represents a variety of major developers and institutions, including commercial banks, medical institutions, schools, museums and religious organizations in New York City's land use review and landmark procedures. Mr. Sillerman was previously the Executive Assistant to City Council President Carol Bellamy.
He is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA
(2007‑2012; 2016), Legal 500 US
(2009-2016) and New York Super Lawyers
(2006‑2016). He was named “Lawyer of the Year” in New York Magazine
’s New York Area’s Best Lawyers list (2010), the only named Lawyer of the Year in the area of land use and zoning for New York City. Mr. Sillerman was listed in Real Estate Weekly
’s 2008 All Stars special supplement.