About Our Real Estate Development Law Firm

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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 real estate development 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 development, 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 real estate development 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.

Our Approach

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 development law, while retaining the accessibility and client-oriented focus of a small firm.


Join us in helping to deliver quality developments throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Explore our open positions.

HSE attorneys at a stop on the development project bus tour.

HSE team members at a stop on our recent development project bus tour.

Giving Back

As true community partners, we believe in giving back to the people and organizations that make our work possible.

HSE attorneys at a stop on the development project bus tour.

HSE volunteers worked on a gorgeous new mural with artist Laura Alvarez to transform the Phipps Neighborhoods’ building and provide a revitalized entrance to the offices that provide so many vital services in the community.

Both individually and as a firm, we are proud to support: