Vivien concentrates her practice on real estate law, representing developers, lenders, owners, purchasers, and nonprofits in New York City land use and zoning matters.
Vivien regularly prepares applications and appears before the Board of Standards & Appeals, the Department of City Planning, the Department of Buildings, the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the MTA. She also presents projects to community boards and elected officials, and works closely with architects, engineers, financial experts, and environmental experts.
Vivien has drafted various zoning lot development agreements, easement agreements, restrictive declarations, zoning opinions and letters, analyses of site development potential, zoning resolution determination requests, and zoning challenges. She has also prepared expert witness reports for litigation involving zoning matters.
Vivien is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where she serves as vice chair of ULI New York Technical Assistance Panels Steering Committee and co-chair of ULI New York Women's Leadership Initiative Communications Committee. She also serves on the Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee of the New York City Bar Association and she is a fellow of the Urban Design Forum.
Vivien earned her law degree from New York Law School. While living abroad, Vivien earned her bachelor's degree from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.