NEW YORK – March 12, 2012 – Holland & Knight today announced that Ken Lowenstein has joined the firm's Real Estate Section as a partner in the New York office. His practice will focus on New York City zoning and tax incentives work. He has experience in all aspects of site development, including zoning changes, special permits, variances, landmark proceedings, air rights transfers, tax abatements and incentives.
"Ken is a great addition to our real estate team in New York," said Joe Guay, Holland & Knight’s Real Estate Section leader. "His broad experience in all aspects of zoning and land use will prove highly beneficial to our clients."
Lowenstein has held senior positions in both the New York City and New York State governments, including with the Office of the Mayor, the city’s Department of Buildings and Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and the New York State Urban Development Corporation. He has also worked on Capitol Hill for a former congressman from New York.
His practice includes representation of real estate developers, major corporations, hospitals, universities and other entities in securing approvals for the development of residential, retail, commercial and institutional buildings in New York City, as well as in obtaining tax abatements and other tax incentives.
"Bringing Ken on board is an important part of our strategic plan to strengthen and grow the New York office," said William Honan, executive partner of the office.
Lowenstein currently sits on the board of directors of the New York Housing Conference and the Citizens Housing and Planning Council. He also serves on the Real Estate Board of New York's Housing and Zoning Committees. In addition to being active in the community, he has been honored as a "New York Super Lawyer" and "Rising Star." He received a J.D. degree from Harvard University and a B.A. degree from Cornell University. He comes to Holland & Knight from Bryan Cave LLP.