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Stuart Beckerman (vcard)
Principal

Stuart is the managing principal 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.  He regularly represents clients before the City Planning Commission on applications for zoning map and text changes, special permits, and changes to the City’s street map; and the Board of Standards and Appeals on variance and special permit applications, and appeals from decisions of the Department of Buildings.  He also represents clients before other City agencies, including the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Department of Buildings. 

Before entering private practice in 1998, Stuart 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 is recognized as a leading zoning and land use attorney in New York City by Chambers Guide USA and is listed as a New York Super Lawyer for Land Use and Zoning in Super Lawyers Magazine.

Stuart is a Member of the Board of the Citizens Housing Planning Council (CHPC), a nonprofit research and education organization advancing practical public policies to support NYC's housing and neighborhoods. 

From 2006 to 2015, he was Co-Chair and Speaker in an annual continuing legal education seminar at the New York City Bar Association 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.