Compliance and Administrative Law

Efficient Solutions to Advance Your Goals

Doing business in New York City comes with significant and, at times, frustrating regulations. From permit and license applications to code enforcement and nuisance abatement proceedings – we identify steps to achieve compliance so that you can focus on growing your business.

We advise on matters involving the central body of laws governing these activities – the New York City Administrative Code. Through established relationships with administrative agencies, we understand the players involved and can quickly assess and resolve the issues.

Partnering with our Real Estate and Construction Practice Groups, we counsel property owners, developers, architects and engineers, on zoning and land use issues, including the review and interpretation of New York City Zoning Resolution provisions that are critical to development plans.

We represent clients before city agencies, boards and commissions, including:

  • Board of Standards and Appeals
  • Business Integrity Commission
  • City Planning Commission
  • Department of Buildings
  • Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Control Board
  • Fire Department
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission
  • Law Department (Office of the Corporation Counsel)
  • Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings
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Kilduff, Patrick J. Partner and Chair of Compliance and Administrative Law Practice and Outdoor Advertising Practice Partner and Chair of Compliance and Administrative Law Practice and Outdoor Advertising Practice 212.216.8019 VCard
Pfeffer, David J. Partner and Chair of Construction Group Partner and Chair of Construction Group 212.216.8075 VCard
  • Patrick Kilduff Highlighted in Billboard Insider Article on New York City Sign Regulations

    On January 11, 2021, Patrick Kilduff, Partner and Chair of the Compliance and Administrative Law and Outdoor Advertising Practices, was featured in the Billboard Insider Article, "Patrick Kilduff on New York City Sign Regulations."

  • Law Brief: Patrick Kilduff and Richard Schoenstein Explore Outdoor Advertising and the Law

    Patrick Kilduff, Partner and Chair of the Outdoor Advertising Practice joins Richard Schoenstein, Litigation Partner and Host to explore “Outdoor Advertising and the Law” on the latest episode of Law Brief. Pat and Rich delve into Pat’s unique legal practice, which focuses on navigating regulations in the outdoor advertising industry. They also discuss the compliance and administrative law issues that arise for out-of-home signage owners and operators.

  • TKD’s Outdoor Advertising Team Noted in Westchester County Business Journal

    Patrick J. Kilduff, partner and Chair of Administrative Law and Outdoor Advertising practices, was noted in the Westchester County Business Journal in connection with a dispute between our client, Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., and the owner of a Yonkers building regarding ownership of the large advertising sign structure located on the roof of the building near the New York State Thruway.

  • 28 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers Named to 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

    Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

  • Update on New York City Gas Piping System Inspection and Certification Deadlines
    January 4, 2021

    As a result of a bill approved by the New York City Council on December 17, 2020, which is expected to become law on January 18, 2021, the December 31, 2020 deadline for gas piping inspections for Community Districts 1, 3 and 10 in all boroughs has been extended to June 30, 2021.

  • New York City Gas Piping System Inspection and Certification Deadlines Approaching
    November 24, 2020

    Pursuant to a local law passed in 2016, gas piping systems in all buildings except those classified in occupancy group R-3 must be inspected by a Licensed Master Plumber (LMP) or a qualified individual working under an LMP’s direct and continuing supervision at least once every four years pursuant to a schedule set forth in the Rules of the City of New York (1 RCNY Section 103-10).

  • Your Ad Here: Filling the Void with Display Window Advertising
    July 29, 2019

    As anyone traveling around New York City can quickly observe, there are an increasing number of vacant street-level retail spaces. These locations that once were home to apparel companies, sporting goods franchises, banks and restaurants are frequently empty for long periods of time as property owners and managers market these spaces in search of new long-term tenants. These vacant spaces, however, present an opportunity that enterprising media companies are poised to exploit – turning these spaces into a platform for the display of dynamic advertising signage.

  • Forgiving Fines: The NYC Amnesty Program
    November 21, 2016

    In an effort to collect more than one billion dollars in outstanding fines, the City of New York is offering an amnesty program that allows participants to resolve violations


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