Kenneth K. Fisher’s practice concentrates on the public realm of the metropolitan area. His experience includes real estate development, zoning and land use, administrative and regulatory law, government contracting, litigation, and investigations.
Ken advocates for clients with government decision makers at the local, state, and federal levels. The Observer named him one of “The Lawyers You Call” and City Hall News as one of “10 People Who Can Help Get a Project Built-Or Help Stop One.” The Real Deal notes that Ken “has emerged as a go-to guy for real estate clients embroiled in contentious projects…”
Ken served as a member of the New York City Council from 1991-2001 (D-Brooklyn). He also served as founding chair of the New York City Chapter of the New York League of Conservation Voters and was founding chair of the board of directors of the Governors Island Alliance.
Ken is a fellow of the Urban Design Forum and a member of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) New York District Advisory Committee. In 2018, he was elected to a two-year term on board of directors of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Ken is chair of the Brooklyn Bar Association Committee on Government and Public Sector.
He previously served as a member and chair of the New York City Bar Association Land Use Planning & Zoning Committee and Insurance Law Committee and was a member of the Judiciary Committee. He served two terms in the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates and co-chaired its Special Committee on Medical Information.
He was previously secretary and law committee chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party and served as a delegate to the 1996 Democratic National Convention. Ken earned his undergraduate degree from the University of the Pacific and his law degree from Syracuse University.
- Represented Lincoln Equities in connection with a 2,400-unit project in the Astoria neighborhood of New York. The developer for the project, known as Halletts Point, is the Durst Organization.
- Represented Midtown Equities in connection with a number of development projects, including the Empire Stores in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
- Represented Triangle Equities in connection with the Lighthouse Pointe mixed use development on the Staten Island waterfront. The property was acquired through a ground lease from the City of New York’s Economic Development Corporation.
- Represented Two Trees Management Co. in connection with the development of the mixed-use development dubbed 60 Water Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of New York.
- Syracuse University, J.D.
- University of the Pacific, B.A.
BAR ADMISSIONS : New York
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court — Southern District of New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Member, Board of the New York League of Conservation Voters
- Member, Advisory Committee ULI New York
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