About Our Firm
Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP facilitates the success of affordable housing and community development projects through zealous representation, creative financial and deal structuring and true partnership with its clients.
Based in New York City, our law firm specializes in the representation of for-profit and not-for-profit developers in a wide variety of complex real estate transactions, including the development and operation of affordable housing, community facilities, transitional housing and shelters, charter schools and mixed-use projects under federal, state and city programs. Our experienced attorneys shape transactions involving real estate development and finance, tax credit syndication, tax exempt bond financing, condominium and cooperative development, nonprofit representation, taxation and government affairs. We also represent clients in a variety of leasing and purchase and sale transactions.
Our firm also has a broad municipal practice, including tax abatements and exemptions, and dispositions. We handle transactions, administrative issues and regulatory matters before the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Multiple other City, State and Federal agencies.
We have extensive experience in zoning, land use, construction permitting and municipal law, including handling all types of building development issues, seeking and obtaining special development approvals, and drafting and negotiating restrictive declarations, easement agreements, and the documentation required for zoning lot mergers and the transfer of development rights.
As a mission-driven law firm, we know the importance of the work our clients do and we strive to insure their success. While it’s our job to identify potential obstacles, we believe it’s also our job to find creative solutions to those obstacles before they derail a project. Our ability to create strategic, effective solutions on a fast-paced timeline makes us the law firm of choice for serious developers and lenders.
We’re proud to deliver the highest quality of work in real estate law, while retaining the accessibility and client-oriented focus of a small firm.
As true community partners, we believe in giving back to the people and organizations that make our work possible. Both individually and as a firm, we are proud to support:
Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)
Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC)
The Bridge New York
Broadway Housing Communities
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI)
Catholic Charities – Heisman Trophy Trust
Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Center for an Urban Future
Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC)
Community Agency for Senior Citizens, Inc. (CASC)
Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
The Doe Fund
Encore Community Services
Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC)
Hostos Community College
Institute for Community Living (ICL)
Irish Arts Center
Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)
Lido Beach Synagogue
Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC) NY
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY)
New Destiny Housing
New York Housing Conference
New York State Association for Affordable Housing
Northside Center for Child Development
NYC Housing Partnership
NYC Outward Bound Schools
Rebuilding Together NYC
Samaritan Daytop Village
Services for the UnderServed (SUS)
Settlement Housing Fund
Sisters of Charity
Southside United HDFC – Los Sures
St. Nicks Alliance
Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY)
The Transplant Forum at Columbia University Medical Center
West End Residences
Young Jewish Professionals (YJP)