Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has hired former city Board of Standards and Appeals executive director and Department of City Planning official Jeffrey Mulligan as a planning and development specialist in the firm’s land use practice, Kramer Levin announced today.
The eight-year veteran of the city board that evaluates special permits and zoning variances previously served as the head of the City Planning department’s Manhattan team during rezonings like Hudson Yards, the West Chelsea area around the High Line and Hudson Square South.
He expressed excitement about starting his new job at the influential firm.
“I relish the challenge of joining the Kramer Levin land use practice, a group of talented and highly respected experts in the land use development field,” Mr. Mulligan said in a prepared statement. “Kramer Levin’s clients are involved in some of the most complex, important and innovative developments in the city, and I look forward to applying my government experience and skills to help bring these projects to fruition.”
The alum of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Boston College joins a team headed by co-chairs Michael Sillerman and Paul Selver.
“Jeffrey Mulligan brings to our practice added depth in understanding the complexities of the major New York City agencies that regulate land use matters,” Mr. Selver, who Commercial Observer recently profiled, said in a prepared statement. “His perspective will give our clients a unique insight into and understanding of the regulatory framework within which their projects will be developed and strengthen Kramer Levin’s ability to move their development projects forward.”