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 various city and state entities, as well as public benefit corporations including, NYC City Planning Commission, NYC Board of Standards and Appeals, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, NYS Department of Transportation, NYS Office of General Services, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Port Authority of NY and NJ, and Empire State Development Corporation. She also presents projects to community boards and elected officials, and works closely with architects, engineers, financial experts, and environmental experts.
Vivien has drafted and negotiated 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 litigated complex real estate matters involving land use.
Vivien is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) where she serves as chair of ULI New York Technical Assistance Panels Steering Committee and is a member of the Management 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.