Cozen O’Connor: Fisher, Kenneth K.

Kenneth K. Fisher

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Recent News:

Real Estate Thought It Was Invincible in New York. It Wasn’t

Ken Fisher comments on significate changes to New York’s political climate for the real estate industry in a New York Times article.

Ken’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..." He has been named a "New York Super Lawyer," "Legal Elite" by Avenue magazine, and one of Brooklyn's Power 50 by City & State

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, in 2018, 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.

Experience

News

Real Estate Thought It Was Invincible in New York. It Wasn’t

November 29, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on significate changes to New York’s political climate for the real estate industry in a New York Times article.

Housing Court Could Get a lot More Political Under Reform Plan

November 19, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on proposed changes to the structure of the New York City Housing Court in an article in The Real Deal.

Unprecedented suspension from New York City Council likely for Andy King

October 22, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on New York City Council’s decision to suspend Councilman Andy King in City & State New York.

17 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 27, 2019

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

Why The Four Jails to Replace Rikers Island are Likely to Get Done

September 06, 2019

Ken Fisher provides his perspective on whether a plan to close Rikers Island, one of the largest jails in the country, and build four new borough-based jails in New York City will succeed in City & State New York.

Suite and Sour on DeB Order

August 27, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s order to the Department of City Planning to study implementing a special permit for developing hotels in New York City in the New York Post.

De Blasio Pushes Plan to Restrict Hotel Development

August 26, 2019

Ken Fisher is quoted in Crain’s New York Business on Mayor de Blasio’s plans to implement a special permit for hotel development, following a hotel union’s (Hotel Trades Council) support of de Blasio’s presidential campaign.

Kenneth K. Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Brooklyn Power 100

August 19, 2019

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, was named to City & State New York’s 2019 Brooklyn Power 100.

"It gives me comfort": Real estate reacts to Katz's "miraculous" Queens DA Victory [The Real Deal]

August 07, 2019

Ken Fisher discusses Queens District Attorney Democratic candidate Melinda Katz's narrow victory over Tiffany Cabán in the primary that was announced only after a lengthy manual recount and threats of affidavit ballot challenges.

Courtyard Battle Heats Up at Apartment Complex in Brooklyn

July 27, 2019

Ken Fisher was featured on a WPIX 11 New York news segment discussing the plan to build a parking garage below the Riverside Apartment complex courtyard in Brooklyn.

What the Industry is Saying About the Federal Rent Law Challenge

July 17, 2019

Ken Fisher notes the makeup of the Supreme Court could impact New York's Rent Stabilization Association's and Community Housing Improvement Program's lawsuit, challenging the New York State rent stabilization law, in an article in The Real Deal.

What the Death of the Vacancy Bonus means for Landlords

June 17, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on the impact just-enacted changes to New York’s rent laws will have on New York City landlords, including a provision eliminating the ability to raise rents by 20% when a rent-regulated tenant moved out.

REBNY is donating more than ever. But so are its independent-minded constituents

June 05, 2019

Ken Fisher shares his thoughts on the increase in political contributions from landlords above what their trade association, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), as the State Legislature prepares for its most significant overhaul in decades.

Affordable Housing Landlords Among City’s Most Active Evictors

May 22, 2019

Ken Fisher explains why the narrative of aggressive evictions in New York is unfair to landlords in a PincusCo article.

Inside the fight to revamp Right to Counsel

May 13, 2019

Ken Fisher discusses New York City's Right to Counsel law in The Real Deal. The article explains that New York passed the law in 2017, guaranteeing a lawyer to all low-income tenants facing eviction, and while it has received support from both tenants and landlords some issues still remain.

Kenneth K. Fisher Named to City & State New York’s Real Estate Power 50

March 31, 2019

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of the law firm of Cozen O'Connor was named to City & State New York’s inaugural Real Estate Power 50.

New York is Closer to “Universal Rent Control” Than You Think

March 05, 2019

Ken Fisher is quoted in City & State New York on efforts to reform existing rent stabilization laws. According to the article, Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance, a coalition of activist groups, is advocating for tenant protections and has laid out a universal rent platform consisting of several pieces of legislation.

Fact Checking the NYC Public Advocate Debate

February 07, 2019

Ken Fisher discusses the accuracy of statements made by candidates during the first debate for New York City Public Advocate special election in City & State New York.

Charles J. Hynes, Brooklyn D.A. in a Tumultuous Era, Dies at 83

January 30, 2019

Ken Fisher comments on former Brooklyn district attorney Charles J. Hynes’ career milestones.

What is Kirsten Gillibrand’s path to victory?

January 22, 2019

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Public Strategies, discussed with City & State New York about the New York senator’s chances in the 2020 presidential race.

Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies New York Post 2018 Midterm Election Debrief

November 07, 2018

Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Ken Fisher, and Rose Christ from Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies New York host a special conference call to debrief on the New York general election results and the implications of the results in terms of policy for the next term.

Ken Fisher Elected to Board of Directors of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

November 05, 2018

Kenneth Fisher, a member of the Business Law Department at Cozen O’Connor, has been elected to the board of directors of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Fisher will serve a two-year term on the board, effective October 25, 2018.

Did the Trump Family Cut Corners?

October 03, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, discussed allegations by the New York Times that the Trump family may have illegally moved money between generations and under paid taxes without being caught by the government, in City & State New York.

18 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 21, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Twelve were recognized as Super Lawyers and five were named "Rising Stars."

Evicted Tenants of 85 Bowery in New York Are Going Home

August 31, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the return of displaced tenants to a renovated New York apartment building in the Daily News, CBS New York, and AsAmNews.com.

Can NYC increase local input without endangering real estate projects?

July 23, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the review of the New York City charter by two commissions and the potential impact to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.

Rent Guidelines Board leaves affordable-housing developers in a pinch

June 27, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the NYC Rent Guidelines Board’s vote to allow a 1.5 percent increase on one-year leases and a 2.5 percent increase on two-year leases to rent-regulated apartments in New York City.

The Race Begins for a Still-Occupied Public Advocate's Seat

May 30, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, is quoted in Politico on New York politicians’ eagerness to run for Public Advocate should current Public Advocate Tish James be elected New York State Attorney General.

Can Brooklyn MLS Keep it Going Alone?

February 01, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses Brooklyn Multiple Listing Service’s (MLS) increase in memberships in the recent years despite losing the benefits from the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) membership in The Real Deal.

Kenneth Fisher Recognized by City & State New York’s Annual 50 Over Fifty Awards: The Age Disruptors

January 16, 2018

Cozen O’Connor member Kenneth Fisher has been selected by City & State New York as a 2018 recipient of the publication’s annual 50 Over Fifty Awards: The Age Disruptors.

Why the Bronx and Queens Once Again Are Selecting NYC's Next Council Speaker

January 02, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the anticipated election of Corey Johnson as New York City Council Speaker in City&State New York.

Why The Bronx and Queens Once Again are Selecting NYC’s Next Council Speaker

January 02, 2018

Ken Fisher, a member of the firm's Public Strategies Group, was quoted in City and State New York's article, "Why The Bronx and Queens Once are Once Again Selecting NYC’s Next Council Speaker."

Infrastructure Priorities in the Eye of the Beholder [New York Real Estate Journal]

December 05, 2017

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Public Strategies group, discussed the varying infrastructure priorities of New Yorkers Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, and Bill de Blasio in New York Real Estate Journal.

Mr. Right Now: Mayor de Blasio Continues Wooing Real Estate Developers

November 07, 2017

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Practice Group, discusses Bill de Blasio’s predicted second-term win as New York City’s Mayor, in the Commercial Observer.

Speaker Candidates Unleashed

November 01, 2017

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discussed the importance of choosing a strong Speaker of New York City Council, after the contenders made their cases at a Crain’s forum.

Midtown East Rezoning: Not for the Faint-Hearted

August 17, 2017

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the new zoning plan in Manhattan’s Great East Midtown district in a Q&A in the Commercial Property Executive.

Why a law degree could make you a better policymaker

July 31, 2017

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the advantages of obtaining a law degree for policymakers and others in public service in City & State New York.

New York Eyes Outsized Share of $1 Trillion Prize

March 01, 2017

Ken Fisher discusses the estimated $1 trillion worth of infrastructure that is a Trump administration priority in The Real Deal.

East Village Community Battles Over Fate of Old School

January 16, 2017

Ken Fisher discusses his client’s efforts to develop a former elementary school in New York City’s East Village into private dorms in a WCBS TV interview.

Amid Tense Politics, Developer Pushes De Blasio for Village Dorms

January 11, 2017

Ken Fisher discusses his client’s plan to develop a former New York City elementary school into private Adelphi University dorms in Crain’s New York Business.

Even in Tony Brownstone Brooklyn Infrastructure Lags Behind

January 01, 2017

Ken Fisher discusses the slow growth of infrastructure in emerging New York City neighborhoods in The Real Deal.

Mayor de Blasio Says Criticism of the Video His Taxpayer-Funded Team Created is ‘Ludicrous’

December 30, 2016

Ken Fisher discusses a taxpayer-funded video released by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office in New York Daily News.

Ken Fisher Named to Brooklyn’s Power 50 by City & State

November 15, 2016

Ken Fisher will be recognized among the Brooklyn Power 50 by City & State at the Borough 50 Series.

Why Does Infrastructure Lag so Far Behind Gentrification?

November 11, 2016

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses why New York City infrastructure can not keep up with gentrification in Brick Underground.

19 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 05, 2016

The 2016 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Ken Fisher Receives Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award for Labor, Law & Lobbying by City & State Report

September 22, 2016

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Business Law Department, was among the 2016 honorees at City & State Report’s CSR Awards on September 22, 2016.

Trading Down: Williamsburg Biz Worries New Homeless Refuge Will Repel Customers

August 13, 2016

Ken Fisher addressed the public’s concern surrounding a new refuge center in Williamsburg, NY, at a local community meeting.

Does Living Near An Above-Ground Train Equal Cheaper Housing? Not So Much

August 02, 2016

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group, discusses the effect above-ground trains have on apartment prices on BrickUnderground.com.

No Criminal Charges Recommended in Clinton Email Probe

July 05, 2016

Ken Fisher discusses how Hillary Clinton can move on after the FBI's email probe decision with CBS2 New York.

Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio Continue to Clash Because ‘They Don’t Trust the Other One’

June 25, 2016

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate department and Public Strategies group, discusses Mayor de Blasio’s efforts to maintain mayoral control of New York City schools in the New York Daily News.

Ken Fisher Discusses New York Primaries Past and Present on CNN

April 13, 2016

Ken Fisher discusses the history of New York primary elections on CNN.

Ken Fisher Discusses Major New York City Compromise On Mayor's Proposals in Crain's

March 15, 2016

Ken Fisher discusses a compromise crafted by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on housing proposals.

Ken Fisher Discusses Affordable Housing Incentives in Engineering News Record

January 18, 2016

Ken Fisher discusses New York City's ongoing struggle to agree on a prevailing wage requirement in an Engineering News Record article.

Ken Fisher Discusses Potential Effects on Manhattan and Beyond if 421-A Program Expires

December 03, 2015

Kenneth K. Fisher, a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department and Public Strategies Group, discusses the potential repercussions of the 421-a tax abatement program expiring.

Ken Fisher Discusses Potential New Reporting Requirements for Consulting Firms in New York with NY1

November 24, 2015

Ken Fisher discussed new regulations for political consulting firms in New York to register as lobbyists and disclose their clients and income to the public.

Ken Fisher Discusses Designating New York City's Greenwood Cemetery and Fairway Apartments as Landmarks in CityLand

October 20, 2015

Ken Fisher is quoted in CityLand discussing the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on designating New York City's Greenwood Cemetery and Fairway Apartments as landmarks.

Ken Fisher Discusses Proposal to Landmark New York's Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn Daily

October 13, 2015

Ken Fisher is quoted in Brooklyn Daily on the proposal to landmark New York's historic Green-Wood cemetery.

Ken Fisher Discusses Selling "Air" over New York City Landmarks

October 07, 2015

Ken Fisher is quoted in Commercial Observer on incorporating the ability to build higher than zoning allows when it comes to air rights on New York City landmarks.

Ken Fisher Discusses New York City's 421-a Tax Abatement in Real Estate Weekly

October 07, 2015

Ken Fisher is quoted in Real Estate Weekly on the potential expiration of New York City's 421-a tax abatement program.

21 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 05, 2015

The 2015 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 21 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Ken Fisher Discusses the 421-a Tax Abatement Program in City & State

August 31, 2015

Ken Fisher discusses the approaching deadline to cut a pivotal deal on construction incentives and wages for construction workers.

Ken Fisher Discusses Potential Implications of Supreme Court's Fair Housing Ruling on New York in The Real Deal

July 14, 2015

In an article titled “Supreme Court Ruling Puts NYC Affordable Housing Plan in Peril,” Cozen O’Connor attorney, and former New York City Council member, Kenneth Fisher, discusses the implications of the June 25, 2015, ruling. The new decision requires anyone challenging an affordable housing policy as a violation of the Fair Housing Act to prove only that the policy itself is discriminatory.

Ken Fisher Comments on 421-a Tax Exemption Program in Crain’s New York Business

July 02, 2015

Ken Fisher comments on the potential legal challenges related to the 421-a tax exemption program in a Crain’s New York Business article. The article discusses developers’ concerns over the re-vamped 421-a tax exemption program for housing, particularly a provision allowing the Real Estate Board of New York and the building trades to negotiate the program’s wage mandate for construction workers.

Ken Fisher Quoted in Real Estate Weekly on the New York State Legislature Deadlock on 421-a Tax Abatement Program

June 17, 2015

Ken Fisher was quoted in a Real Estate Weekly article that discusses the 421-a tax abatement program and rent regulations in New York State that expired on June 15, 2015, leaving the State Legislature at an impasse on numerous points. The deadlock will make a last minute deal more unlikely, with the last day of the legislative session for the year quickly approaching.

Ken Fisher Quoted in The New York Times on Midtown Manhattan Redevelopment

June 05, 2015

Ken Fisher was quoted in The New York Times in an article addressing the redevelopment of Midtown Manhattan’s historic architectural buildings, and how the designation of being a preserved landmark building is made. The article explores how New York City’s expanding real estate landscape is creating challenges for preservation societies, who work to protect historical buildings throughout the city.

Ken Fisher Quoted in WNYC on New York City's 421-a Tax Exemption

June 02, 2015

Ken Fisher, a member in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, discussed New York City’s 421-a tax exemption on WNYC radio. In the piece, Ken addresses how the New York City Department of Buildings has been handling the influx of applications.

Ken Fisher Quoted in Crain's New York Regarding Halletts A Development Co. Project in Queens, NY

March 05, 2015

Ken Fisher Quoted in Crain's New York Regarding Halletts A Development Co. Project in Queens, NY

Ken Fisher Quoted in Crain's New York Regarding Mayor de Blasio's City Council Relationships

March 01, 2015

Ken Fisher, a member of the Government & Regulatory and the Real Estate Practice Groups, is quoted in Crain's New York in an article discussing New York Mayor Bill de Blasio clashing with city counsel over power.

16 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

September 23, 2014

The 2014 New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 16 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Ken Fisher Quoted in Crain's New York Regarding Segmented Condo Buildings

July 25, 2014

Ken Fisher, of the Real Estate Practice Group, was recently quoted in a Crain's New York article titled, "Rich-door, Poor-door Debate Heats Up." The article examines the remarks of Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president, calling for an end to "segmented" condo buildings that were built using incentives for creating affordable housing. In the article, Ken offers his view on the situation by stating, "The state and the city really don't have many programs to spur the creation of affordable for-sale housing and Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans appear more focused on creating affordable rental housing."

Ken Fisher Quoted in the Commercial Observer Regarding the Recently Opened LIC Hilton Extended-Hotel

July 15, 2014

Ken Fisher, of the Real Estate Practice Group, was recently quoted in the Commercial Observer regarding the lis pendens that the newly opened Long Island City/Manhattan View extended-stay hotel has received. Ken Fisher represents Jab Rad, the managing partner of the property. Ken offered his remarks by stating the property "will be vigorously defended."

Ken Fisher Mentioned in The New York Daily News Regarding The Port Authority

May 29, 2014

Ken Fisher, of the New York City office’s business law department, was quoted in a New York Law Journal article titled, “Candidates for Brooklyn D.A. Reprise Themes From Primary.” In the article Ken offers his remarks regarding Brooklyn’s D.A., Charles Hynes. Ken is quoted as saying Hynes, “was an innovative prosecutor whose policies helped bring down crime, not just in Brooklyn, but across the country.”

Ken Fisher Quoted in Crain's New York Business Article, "City Hall's New 'In' Crowd"

February 10, 2014

Ken Fisher, of the Government & Regulatory and the Real Estate Practice Groups, was quoted in a Crain's New York Business article titled, "City Hall's New 'In' Crowd." The article examines how the first Latina City Council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, was elected in New York. The lobbyists that support Mark-Viverito are mentioned by Ken Fisher as he says, "Anytime a story is written saying a lobbyist is close to a politician, they raise their rates."

Ken Fisher Quoted in Crain's New York Business Article, "A Glimmer of Hope on City Council for Developers"

January 27, 2014

Ken Fisher, of the Government & Regulatory and the Real Estate Practice Groups, was quoted in a Crain's New York Business article titled, "A Glimmer of Hope on City Council for Developers." The article examines David Greenfield and his role as chair of the Committee on Land Use on the New York City Council. Fisher offers his remarks on Greenfield by stating, "The power of the job comes in helping to shape the debate."

Ken Fisher discusses de Blasio transition [New York Real Estate Journal]

December 10, 2013

Bill de Blasio will become the 109th mayor of the city of New York. As different as de Blasio and Bloomberg are in experience and ideology, so too is the city at these points of time.

Ken Fisher Mentioned in Capital New York

November 25, 2013

Ken Fisher, of the New York City office and Real Estate Practice Group, was mentioned in a Capital New York article titled, "Controversial Magnate Pokes Holes in Bloomberg's Styrofoam Ban." The article explains the financed lobbying effort the City Council successfully pushed to alter Michael Bloomberg's bill to ban the use of styrofoam in food establishments.

Ken Fisher Quoted in the New York Law Journal Regarding Brooklyn DA Candidates

November 04, 2013

Ken Fisher, of the Real Estate Practice Group, was quoted in a New York Law Journal article titled,

Ken Fisher Quoted in Crain's New York Business

September 30, 2013

Ken Fisher, of the Real Estate Practice Group, was quoted in a Crain's New York Business article titled, "Big Election Spender Eyes Albany." In the article, Ken offers his remarks by stating, "The nexus of their agendas is encouraging development and making sure there's a favorable regulatory environment for that."

Ken Fisher Quoted in Crain's New York Business on de Blasio's Plans for NYC

September 23, 2013

Ken Fisher, of the Real Estate Practice Group, was quoted in a Crain's New York Business article on mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's proposed policy for New York City.

Ken Fisher Quoted in The New York Times Regarding the Race for New York City Council Speaker

September 19, 2013

Ken Fisher, of the Real Estate Practice Group, was quoted in The New York Times. Fisher offered his remarks on the current stage of the race in New York City.

Ken Fisher Quoted in NY Times Article on Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes

September 12, 2013

Ken Fisher, of the Real Estate Practice Group, was quoted in a New York Times article titled,

Ken Fisher Quoted in Crain's New York Business on NY Primary Results

September 12, 2013

Ken Fisher, of the Real Estate Practice Group, was quoted in a Crain's New York Business article titled,

Ken Fisher Quoted on NY Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson in City & State

September 06, 2013

Ken Fisher, of the Real Estate Practice Group, was recently quoted in a City & State article titled,

Ken Fisher Discusses Bill de Blasio as Public Advocate [Capital New York]

August 26, 2013

Ken, of the firm's Real Estate Department, is quoted in the article

Ken Fisher Quoted in The Real Deal

May 01, 2013

In an article titled, "Midtown West, Tribeca, Chelsea Rank as Manhattan 'Hoods with Steepest Inventory Plunge," Ken Fisher of the firm's Business Law ​Department is quoted with regards to surging residential sales in New York City. Ken notes, "Low crime rates, improved subways and more family-friendly amenities are among the factors fueling the city’s popularity."

Ken Fisher Quoted in The Brooklyn Bureau

March 25, 2013

Fisher of the Business Law Department discusses Marty Markowitz, the Borough President of Brooklyn, NY.

Ken Fisher Quoted in the New York Post

December 16, 2012

Ken Fisher was quoted in the New York Post regarding the demise of Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez, which could finally lead to a political compromise in the on-going battle that has been going on for years among the Satmar Hasidim in Brooklyn.

Ken Fisher quoted in City & State

October 16, 2012

Ken Fisher was quoted in the City & State article titled "City & State’s Rising Stars Glimmer At Night" regarding their "Rising Stars" event which recognized its 40 under 40 honorees.

Ken Fisher quoted in the New York Times

September 20, 2012

Ken Fisher quoted in the New York Times

Ken Fisher featured in The Commercial Observer

August 09, 2012

Ken Fisher featured in The Commercial Observer

Ken Fisher quoted in Crain’s New York Business

July 15, 2012

Ken Fisher quoted in Crain’s New York Business

Ken Fisher quoted in Capital Tonight

April 18, 2012

Ken Fisher quoted in Capital Tonight

Ken Fisher's program "CityWide" featured in New York Daily News

March 22, 2012

Ken Fisher's program "CityWide" featured in New York Daily News

Ken Fisher quoted in the Capital

October 10, 2011

Ken Fisher quoted in the Capital

Ken Fisher quoted in the Capital New York

October 03, 2011

Ken Fisher quoted in the Capital New York

Kenneth Fisher was quoted in the Wall Street Journal

September 10, 2011

Kenneth Fisher was quoted in the Wall Street Journal

Cozen O’Connor Launches Public Strategies LLC - New Entity Offers Enhanced Government Relations Assistance in Public Policy Advocacy, Regulatory Compliance and Contract Procurement

September 22, 2009

Cozen O’Connor Launches Public Strategies LLC - New Entity Offers Enhanced Government Relations Assistance in Public Policy Advocacy, Regulatory Compliance and Contract Procurement

Publications

Maintaining: Public Works in the Next New York

July 09, 2019

Ken Fisher co-authored a chapter titled, “Turn Development Rights into Landmarks Revenue” in Maintaining: Public Works in the Next New York, published by the Urban Design Forum.

Momentum Builds for Infrastructure Improvements

December 05, 2018

Ken Fisher authored an article in the New York Real Estate Journal the impact the 2018 midterm election results could have on shaping infrastructure funding decisions.

Public Strategies New York Post-Primary Client Call

September 14, 2018

On today’s New York Client Call, Stuart Shorenstein, Katie Schwab, Rose Christ and Ken Fisher of our New York City team debrief on last night’s New York primary election results and analyze the results of several heavily contested New York State Senate races that could potentially impact control of the chamber.

The Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections – Special New York Politics Edition

August 15, 2018

On this special edition of the Beltway Briefing Road to the 2018 Midterm Elections call, Howard Schweitzer, CPS’s Managing Partner, interviews Katie Schwab, Rose Christ and Ken Fisher of our New York City office about the current political climate in New York, the recent activism we’ve been seeing by the City Council and Mayor’s Office – particularly as it relates to the “disruptors” like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb – and the team’s thoughts on the closely-watched Governor and State Attorneys General races in New York.

Infrastructure Priorities in the Eye of the Beholder [New York Real Estate Journal]

December 05, 2017

Ken Fisher, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Law Department, discusses the varying infrastructure priorities of New Yorkers Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, and Bill de Blasio, in New York Real Estate Journal.

What De Blasio’s Land Use Agenda Means for Brooklyn Real Estate Development [Real Estate Alert]

June 01, 2017

Ken Fisher discusses key current proposals that could set the stage for the next wave of growth in Brooklyn.

Take The Trump Organization Public

December 14, 2016

Ken Fisher discusses methods for Donald Trump’s business organization to avoid conflicts of interest in Crain’s New York Business.

Builder In The White House: What’s Ahead for Built Environment?

December 06, 2016

Ken Fisher discusses the potential impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on New York’s design professionals in the New York Real Estate Journal.

Storm Clouds Building for NYC Built Environment [New York Real Estate Journal]

December 08, 2015

Ken Fisher, a member of the firm’s Business Law Department, discusses the forecast for New York City’s future infrastructure and development efforts. Ken addresses funding transportation and major infrastructure projects throughout the city, including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Tappan Zee Bridge and LaGuardia Airport.

Five things to know about de Blasio and the built envir. [New York Real Estate Journal]

December 08, 2014

Ken Fisher, a member in the firm's Business Law Department, discusses New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo impact on infrastructure and real estate development in New York City.

City Congressional Delegation Looks to Expand Its Electoral Influence [Politicker.com]

September 19, 2013

Members of New York City’s Congressional delegation, long relegated to the sidelines of local politics, are increasingly filling the void left by the declining influence of political party apparatchiks.

Innovation gains ground even with contracts under microscope [New York Real Estate Journal]

February 14, 2012

Innovation gains ground even with contracts under microscope - New York Real Estate Journal - Even in the best of times, the use of outside contractors by government can be controversial, with public employee unions clamoring for more work to be brought in house. These, however, are not the best of times. The city, state and country all continue to suffer from the deep impacts of the Great Recession. Although New York City seems to have weathered the storm better than many metropolitan areas, budgets continue to be cut while infrastructure needs remain unmet.

The Developers' To-Do List While Waiting for Money to Thaw [Real Estate Alert!]

October 15, 2010

The Developers' To-Do List While Waiting for Money to Thaw - Real Estate Alert! - Tempting though it may be to spend time and effort on projects and tasks that got shunted aside during the heyday of the last real estate boom, but never went away, or on non-business pursuits, this is a perfect time -- even a critical time -- to position yourself and your businesses for the next economy. Please call us for additional suggestions, implementation advice, or just a good sounding board for your own ideas.

Government Ethics Reform: A Work in Progress [New York Law Journal]

February 22, 2010

Government Ethics Reform: A Work in Progress - New York Law Journal - There seems to be a widespread consensus that the public's lack of trust in the political
process should be a genuine concern for both officials and advocates. However, elected
officials at all levels struggle with avoiding compromising situations and appearances,
while not stifling the free flow of information and political relationships which inform the
democratic process.

New York – Home To Our Nation’s Capital Markets [Metropolitan Corporate Counsel]

October 01, 2009

New York – Home To Our Nation’s Capital Markets - Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - The Editor interviews Kenneth Fisher
and William Rosoff, members of the
business law department at Cozen
O’Connor.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Brooklyn New

November 14, 2019 -

Hot Air

December 13, 2017 -

The Politics of Preservation

August 06, 2015 -

New York State MWBE Forum

October 03, 2013 -

New York: Tech City

May 16, 2012 -

Education

  • Syracuse University, J.D.
  • University of the Pacific, B.A.

Awards & Honors

"A Preeminent Lawyer in New York," American Lawyer Media

New York Metro Super Lawyer 2007-2008, 2010-2012, 2014-2019

  • New York
  • 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