Deirdre A. Carson: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Deirdre A. Carson

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New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212.801.6855

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Operations
  • Retail
  • Land Development
  • Environmental
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.801.6855
Fax: 212.801.6400
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Deirdre-A-Carson
 
University Harvard University, Radcliffe College, B.A., cum laude, 1972
 
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1976 Order of the Coif
 
Admitted1977, New York; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

•Real Property Committee, 1988-1991

•Land Use and Zoning Committee, 1991-1994; 2000-2003

•Environmental Law Committee, 1996-1999

•Member, New York State Bar Association

•Real Property Section, 1982-present

•Trial Lawyers Section, 1982-present

•Environmental Law Section, 1992-present

•Vice-President (Formerly President for 3 years), Brooklyn Heights Association

 
LanguagesFrench
 
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, December 3, 1950
 
Biography

Deirdre Carson has more than 25 years of experience as a land use and co-op/condo lawyer. She has represented developers, real estate investors and educational institutions in land use and zoning matters, with associated environmental quality reviews, as well as in cooperative and condominium legal matters, before the City's Department of Buildings, City Planning Commission, Board of Standards and Appeals, City Council Landmarks Preservation Commission and the State Attorney General's office. Recently, Deirdre was the lead zoning lawyer representing a New York City university in obtaining New York City land use approvals of a Master Plan for the development of 2.3 million square feet of residential, academic and dormitory space. Deirdre was selected as one ofReal Estate Forum'sWomen of Influence in September 2009.

Areas of Concentration

•Land use and zoning

•Cooperative and condominium law

•Real estate litigation (primarily Article 78 proceedings)

Awards & Recognition

•Team Member,The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2013

•Team Member, aLaw360Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011, 2012 and 2013

•Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013

•Listed,AVENUEmagazine Legal Elite, Real Estate, April 2011

•Listed,Arrivemagazine Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, 2011

•Listed,Real Estate New YorkWomen of Influence, September 2009

•Recipient, Arthur Vanderbilt Award for Service, New York University

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Noteworthy Experience

•Assistant to Mayor Edward Koch, 1979-1981

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Author, Real Property: Exclusionary Zoning,Annual Survey of American Law, 1974-1975

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360

10.12.12 Greenberg Traurig's New York Attorneys Recognized in 2012 Edition of Super Lawyers

06.11.10 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Honors in Real Estate from Prestigious Legal Ranking and Publication Chambers and Partners USA

 
Reported CasesRepresented Fordham University in obtaining special permits to permit construction of 2.3 million square feet of academic and residential floor area on the University's Lincoln Center campus.; Represented a private university at the Court of Appeals in vindicating university's right to maintain 400 foot antenna tower on its campus.; Represented a national retailer entering New York City market in obtaining Department of Buildings interpretation of Zoning Resolution to permit broad spectrum of accessory services with principal store use; Represented a private university in connection with rezoning of portion of its campus to permit construction of a consolidated parking facility.; Represented a national retailer in obtaining site plan approvals under City waterfront regulations on 400,000 square foot parcel.; Representing a national supermarket company in obtaining site plan approvals for construction of new store in shopping center.; Represented numerous developers in obtaining special permits for adaptive reuse of landmarked loft buildings in lower Manhattan.
 
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Deirdre A. Carson

200 Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10166




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