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Deirdre A. Carson

Deirdre A. Carson

Greenberg Traurig LLP

New York, NY, USA

Deirdre Carson has more than 25 years of experience as a New York 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. 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 of Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence in September 2009.

Deirdre received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Harvard University.

Areas of Concentration

  • Land use and zoning
  • Cooperative and condominium law
  • Real estate litigation (Article 78 proceedings)

Professional and 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

Awards and Recognition

  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2007-2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

AV®, 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



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