People: Juan D. Reyes, III, Partner

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Juan D. Reyes, III

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-3365
Fax: (917) 344-1338
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Juan D. Reyes is a partner in the Real Estate department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's New York office.  He concentrates his practice in land use, development, and permitting, with particular experience in zoning, planning, landmark and building code matters, and governmental approvals. 

Mr. Reyes has significant experience in the interpretation and application of administrative codes and zoning regulations, having served as general counsel to the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals.  He counsels an array of clients involving regulatory and discretionary governmental approvals.  He has obtained variances and rezonings throughout New York City and in particular, lower Manhattan and Tribeca.  His clients include residential and commercial developers and national retailers, as well as not-for-profit institutions, corporations, educational institutions, restaurants and entertainment facilities.  Mr. Reyes works closely with legislative leaders, city agencies and administrative departments in New York City.

The knowledge, information and contacts Mr. Reyes has developed and maintained are of exceptional value to clients.  His years of experience have provided him with a keen understanding of the ins and outs of municipal government in New York.  Mr. Reyes has successfully advocated on behalf of many businesses, associations and service organizations.  He provides continual up-to-date monitoring of local government actions, and regularly reports to clients on the implications and effects of these developments.

In addition to serving as General Counsel to the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, Mr. Reyes served as Counsel to the New York City Loft Board, Office of the Mayor.  The Loft Board oversees the legalization and regulation of loft buildings converted to residential use.  He currently serves on the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Zoning Committee, and has served on the Housing and Urban Development Committee.

Juan D. Reyes is a partner in the Real Estate department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's New York office.  He concentrates his practice in land use, development, and permitting, with particular experience in zoning, planning, landmark and building code matters, and governmental approvals. 

Mr. Reyes has significant experience in the interpretation and application of administrative codes and zoning regulations, having served as general counsel to the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals.  He counsels an array of clients involving regulatory and discretionary governmental approvals.  He has obtained variances and rezonings throughout New York City and in particular, lower Manhattan and Tribeca.  His clients include residential and commercial developers and national retailers, as well as not-for-profit institutions, corporations, educational institutions, restaurants and entertainment facilities.  Mr. Reyes works closely with legislative leaders, city agencies and administrative departments in New York City.

The knowledge, information and contacts Mr. Reyes has developed and maintained are of exceptional value to clients.  His years of experience have provided him with a keen understanding of the ins and outs of municipal government in New York.  Mr. Reyes has successfully advocated on behalf of many businesses, associations and service organizations.  He provides continual up-to-date monitoring of local government actions, and regularly reports to clients on the implications and effects of these developments.

In addition to serving as General Counsel to the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, Mr. Reyes served as Counsel to the New York City Loft Board, Office of the Mayor.  The Loft Board oversees the legalization and regulation of loft buildings converted to residential use.  He currently serves on the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Zoning Committee, and has served on the Housing and Urban Development Committee.

Education

  • J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law (1995)
  • B.A., Emory University (1990)

Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • England
  • Wales

Affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”) Government Relations Committee
  • The Browning School Alumni Council
  • St. David’s School Alumni Council
  • Member, Young Lawyers Committees, Interfaith and Civil Rights Committees for the Anti-Defamation League

Presentations

  • “A Land Use and Zoning Case Study: Hudson Yards,” Seminar, Cardozo Real Estate Law Association (November 21, 2013)
  • “Sustainability, Superstorm Sandy and the System: Navigating Zoning Issues,” Seyfarth Shaw Breakfast Briefing, New York City (June 19, 2013)