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Emily Simons

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Flushing, NY

Law Office of Emily Simons PLLC
162-06 33 Avenue
Flushing, NY 11358
Phone: 855-336-7715
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Land Use/Zoning (80%), Real Estate: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

The managing member of the Law Office of Emily Simons PLLC, Emily Simons focuses her practice primarily on land use and zoning matters. She handles matters throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. She represents individuals, developers, not-for-profits, lenders and corporations before the City Planning Commission, the Board of Standards and Appeals, the Department of Buildings, the Landmarks Commission, the Department of Finance and the Fire Department.  She performs legal services in connection with development rights transfers and zoning analyses, as well as transactional real estate matters.  Ms.Simons has been admitted to practice since 1984.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Simons attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which is part of the City University of New York system. She majored in police science and in 1979 she received a Bachelor of Science. Ms. Simons then went on to pursue her legal studies at Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1983.

A few years after she graduated from law school, Ms. Simons joined the New York City Department of City Planning, and during her tenure there, she rose to the level of associate counsel before she left the agency in 2000 and entered private practice. During the time that she has been practicing land use and zoning law, she has represented developers, property owners, architects and builders in connection with a variety of projects, many of which have carried a high profile. Ms. Simons has worked on re-zonings, variances, special permits, street mappings, landmark preservation approvals, as well as building department and fire department issues.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Land Use/Zoning
  • 20%Real Estate: Business


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

About Emily Simons

First Admitted: 1984, New York

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York City Bar Real Property Law Committee, 2018
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Office Location for Emily Simons

162-06 33 Avenue
Flushing, NY 11358

Phone: 855-336-7715

Last Updated: 6/4/2021

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