Benjamin Stark

Land Use Counsel

Benjamin practices zoning and land use law at Hirschen Singer & Epstein. He advises clients in zoning-related due diligence and transactional matters, and regularly counsels and represents clients before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, Department of City Planning, Department of Buildings, Landmarks Preservation Commission, as well as the City Planning Commission and City Council. He has experience obtaining a variety of discretionary land use approvals, including variances, special permits, zoning text and map changes, authorizations, certifications, as well as favorable determinations and interpretations from the Department of Buildings. His transactional practice includes the representation of both buyers and sellers of transferable development rights, as well as the preparation and negotiation of land use-related covenants, easements, and other private agreements.

Mr. Stark holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina. He has also completed coursework toward a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2014, and is a member of the Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


University of South Carolina, B.A.
Brooklyn Law School, J.D.