Stuart Beckerman (vcard)

Stuart is the principal in the Law Office of Slater & Beckerman P.C., where he specializes in zoning and land use in New York City. Stuart advises clients on complex zoning, building code and multiple dwelling law issues; and has worked on zoning map amendments in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens; zoning special permits, including to allow developments in historic districts; zoning variances, including to allow residential developments in manufacturing districts; Landmarks Preservation Commission permits for advertising signs in historic districts; favorable interpretations from the Department of Buildings; and the grant of a zoning appeal by the Board of Standards and Appeals to allow a grandfathered advertising sign in Midtown Manhattan. Stuart previously served as Deputy Counsel to the Land Use Division of the New York City Council and, prior to that, as Deputy Counsel to the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, the City's zoning board.

Stuart has been an active member of the Land Use Zoning and Planning Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Since 2006, he has been Co-Chair and Speaker in an annual continuing legal education seminar on the transfer of development rights. Stuart received a J.D. degree from the Cardozo School Law of Yeshiva University and a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Stuart was recognized as a leading zoning and land use attorney in New York City by Chambers Guide USA for 2017.  He is also listed as a New York Super Lawyer for Land Use and Zoning in Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016.