Marnie’s practice focuses on the multi-jurisdictional acquisition, development, and construction of multifamily properties. Her experience includes representing clients in the initial land assemblage through completion of construction, lease up, and disposition and includes advising clients on land use and zoning, code compliance, construction contracts, government and regulatory advice, and litigation. Marnie’s clients include both domestic and international private investors, owners, operators, and developers. She has counseled some of her clients for more than 10 years.
Clients rely on Marnie’s review of due diligence to protect their investments in structuring their joint ventures through an in-depth analysis of the proposed land use, zoning, leasing, development rights, rent regulations, tax incentives, environmental, financing structure, and construction agreements. She helps facilitate ground-up developments by advising clients on economically viable land use solutions to developments, building code and zoning compliance, license, development, and construction agreements, and navigating clients through the intricacies of governmental affairs within New York.
Marnie comes to Cozen O’Connor with a litigation background that further provides clients with a global understanding of the potential pitfalls to avoid while negotiating real estate transactions. She continues to represent contractors, architects, property owners, and engineers in construction disputes and defect claims, license agreements, mechanic’s liens, commercial lease claims, and Article 78 proceedings. She advocates for clients at the administrative level and has appeared before various administrative and governmental agencies, including the New York City Department of Buildings, Board of Standards and Appeals, Department of City Planning, New York City Housing Preservation and Development, Landmarks Preservation Commission, New York City Economic and Development Corp., and Environmental Control Board.
Marnie earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and her law degree from Vermont Law School.