Zoning and Land Use Planning
Real Estate Law and Transactions
Cellular and Telecommunications Law
Lehigh University (B.A., Environmental Sciences, 2000)
New York University School of Law (J.D., 2003)
State of New York
State of New Jersey
Member of the Housing and Urban Development Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Former member of the Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member of the New York State Bar Association
Member of the Nassau County Bar Association
Member of UJA-Federation of New York’s Real Estate Executives (REX)
Member of the Cohen Children’s Circle
Weinfeld Associate at New York University School of Law
Daniel H. Braff
Daniel H. Braff is a Member and Partner of the firm. He concentrates his practice in zoning and land use planning, real estate, environmental and corporate law, with a particular emphasis on regulations governing the use and development of real property within the City of New York. He provides zoning analyses, counsels clients in connection with development rights transfers (a/k/a “air rights” transfers), advises on environmental matters, and represents clients before various City agencies, including the Board of Standards and Appeals, the City Planning Commission, the Department of Buildings and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Mr. Braff also has comprehensive experience counseling clients in connection with public utility projects in the tri-state area, and has secured special permits from the Board of Standards and Appeals and the City Planning Commission for numerous telecommunications facilities in New York City.
His practice also concentrates in general real estate matters, including representing clients in connection with acquisitions, sales, financing, joint ventures and leasing.
Mr. Braff was most recently in-house counsel at a prominent Long Island-based real estate development company and, before that, an associate at a prominent national firm with offices in Manhattan.
In 2013, he co-wrote an article with Managing Partner Michael Sahn titled “Resiliency and Sustainability — Can Long Island Follow New York City’s Lead?” that appeared in the New York Real Estate Journal. In 2011, his article “Completion of Vested Building Projects in New Yok City” was published in Report From Counsel, the firm’s newsletter.
In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Braff was selected by Super Lawyers as one of New York Metro’s “Rising Stars.” He was recognized in the practice area of Land Use/Zoning. That same year, he received the Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News.
Mr. Braff is a current member of the Housing & Urban Development Committee and a former member of the Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is an active member of Cohen Children’s Circle, which supports and raises funds for the Child Life Program at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, and is a Weinfeld Associate and active alumni at New York University School of Law.
Mr. Braff graduated from New York University School of Law (J.D., 2003) and has an undergraduate degree from Lehigh University (B.A., Environmental Sciences, 2000). He is admitted to practice in both the State of New York and the State of New Jersey.