Jeremiah “Jed” H. Candreva has over 20 years of experience in land use, zoning, environmental and governmental affairs and has been practicing as an attorney since 1997. Mr. Candreva is part of the land use and environmental practice groups.
Mr. Candreva’s land use and zoning experience includes drafting, negotiating and advocating on behalf of the Firm’s clients the full range of land use, zoning and tax related issues relevant to real property located within the City of New York.
Jed advises clients on zoning related issues and devises conservative and creative solutions to zoning problems. Mr. Candreva’s environmental experience includes developing and administering private sector compliance with the mandates of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and the City Environmental Quality Review (“CEQR”) process.
He has acted on behalf of the Firm’s clients and appeared before the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals and the New York City Department of City Planning in connection with applications seeking discretionary approval of zoning variances, zoning map amendments, special permits, dispositions, and authorizations.
Mr. Candreva has appeared before the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Buildings Department, the Environmental Control Board and the Department of Health in respect of advocating client positions.
Mr. Candreva has also appeared before the Department of Finance and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development in connection with obtaining real estate tax exemptions and abatements for a variety of industrial, commercial and residential properties located in the City of New York.
Jed is the former Director of the Environmental Assessment and Review Division (“EARD”) for the New York City Department of City Planning. He was the primary advisor to the New York City Planning Commission on SEQRA, CEQR and environmental policy issues.
He has extensive practical experience in addressing the land use, zoning and environmental issues arising during the planning and public review processes. As the Director of EARD, he was responsible for overseeing both public and private sector compliance with SEQRA and CEQR.
He was also one of the principal proponents of the 1996 amendments to SEQRA. Jed is currently the General Counsel to the Intrepid Relief Fund and the former General Counsel to the Intrepid Museum Foundation.
Professional and Community Involvement :
- New York City Bar’s Land Use Planning & Zoning Committee, Appointed Member
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- The Real Estate Board of New York, Environmental Committee, Appointed Member
- Adjunct Professor of Land Use Regulation at New York Law School
- New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1996
- Hunter College, M.U.P., 1988
- State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 1986
COURT ADMISSIONS : Supreme Court of the United States
BAR ADMISSIONS : District of Columbia, Connecticut, New York
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