Hiller, PC is not a typical Lexington Avenue law firm that represents the Goliaths of business, industry and real estate. We are different. We include a group of New York land-use lawyers, dedicated to preserving neighborhoods and protecting communities from out-of-control development. We represent opposition groups only; we do not represent developers – ever.
Our cases routinely require us to take on big, well-established law firms in New York. We provide the same high quality work associated with these larger (and generally more expensive) firms, but with the close, personal attention you expect from a boutique firm. With more than 100 years’ experience among the members of our team, we get results. Often, it is necessary to seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to halt the development for a period of time. This court-ordered pause can help ensure that the developer is prevented from mooting our clients’ claims before the Courts have the chance to rule on them.
At Hiller, PC, our New York land-use lawyers understand the value of preserving the landmarks and architecture which are indispensable to preserving and commemorating New York’s City’s history and cultural iconography; each of us believes strongly in protecting individual property owners, neighborhoods and communities from unfettered development. Our dedication and commitment to these beliefs is reflected in the favorable results we have achieved for our clients, in cases big and small. For example, we have succeeded in:
• preventing construction of condominiums atop the historic Hopper-Gibson House, the last, intact shelter-point of the Underground Railroad in Manhattan (at proceedings before the Landmarks Preservation Commission);
• stopping the conversion of the landmark First Church of Christ, Scientist into luxury residences by defeating a group of developers at hearings before the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA);
• blocking a plan to remove rare Carnegie-Steel book-stacks and millions of volumes of research materials from New York Public Library (through litigation);
• preventing the closure of two satellite branches of the New York Public Library (through litigation);
• preserving the last-of-its-kind, landmark tower clock at 346 Broadway (through a successful Article 78 Proceeding);
• obtaining the first ruling in New York that the Landmarks Preservation Commission is barred from permanently closing off interior landmarks from the public (by winning an Article 78 Proceeding); and
• halting a $100M condominium project, set for construction in a manufacturing zone in Red Hook, Brooklyn through injunctive relief in litigation.
You can learn more about these and some of our other successful land use cases here.
Contact the Land Use Litigation New York Lawyers at Hiller, PC
If you are feeling threatened by a proposed development project, contact us as soon as possible. We can bring a strong voice and legal muscle to your opposition efforts. We represent individuals, neighborhoods, preservationists, environmental groups, and community organizations throughout the five Boroughs. Call us today for a free consultation.