Judy Gallent, leader of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s U.S. Planning and Zoning Practice Group, counsels both private and public sector clients on all aspects of land use and development law in New York City. Following law school, Judy served as a law clerk to the Hon. John M. Walker, Jr., first on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Honest, thorough, and straightforward, Judy brings her litigation background to bear in developing strategies and clear, concise presentations for the numerous agencies with whom she interacts on behalf of her clients. Her many years of successfully navigating the network of agencies and their protocols has given her a thorough understanding of the discretionary land use review process, allowing her to efficiently secure approvals for development projects.
In addition to developers, both large and small, Judy also represents public transportation agencies, schools, not-for-profit institutions and municipalities.
The bottom line - There is no better guide to the mind-boggling maze of land use and development law in New York City than Judy Gallent.