Elise Wagner is a partner in the Land Use Department at Kramer Levin, where she concentrates her practice in land use, zoning, environmental and historic preservation law. She has substantial experience counseling for-profit and non-profit property owners on the planning and development of new buildings and the reuse of existing buildings. She has coordinated the public approval processes for major public-private development projects involving cooperation between private developers and agencies of New York City and State. She has negotiated numerous multi-party transactions for the transfer of development rights, and has performed due diligence on the purchase and financing of major properties.
- Major Medical Centers — Land use counsel to several major hospitals in connection with a new clinical building, a biomedical research building, an expansion of an existing emergency department and a new ambulatory care center.
- Jewish Home Lifecare — Land use advice regarding the relocation of its nursing home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
- Major University —Land use approvals for new and converted academic buildings, and advice in connection with changes to the New York City Building Code.
- Madison Square Garden — Land use approvals by the New York City Council to allow the continued operation of the arena and to allow significant additional signage.
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater — Secured a zoning variance from the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals to enlarge Ailey’s headquarters located on West 55th Street in Manhattan.