Rachel Scall


Recent News:

Super Lawyers Recognizes 27 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

Thirteen attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers and 14 were named “Rising Stars.”

Rachel focuses her practice on New York City zoning and land use. She has experience preparing and presenting applications at the NYC Department of City Planning and Board of Standards and Appeals, community boards, the City Council, and other city agencies. She regularly interprets and applies the NYC Zoning Resolution and CEQR Technical Manual and has negotiated development rights transactions, construction access agreements, and easements.

Prior to joining the firm, Rachel was a land use associate at an international law firm. Rachel earned her bachelor’s degrees in journalism, highest honors, and political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rachel earned her law degree from New York University School of Law. While in law school, she was the notes editor for the New York University Environmental Law Journal. She was a also a legal intern for the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board.



Super Lawyers Recognizes 27 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys in New York

September 22, 2023

Thirteen attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers and 14 were named “Rising Stars.”

Urban Design Forum and Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development Announce Local Center Design Teams

July 31, 2023

Vivien R. Krieger, Rachel Scall, and Sunny Bhatt will be leading the team, which will include Becca Eschen, Marnie Kudon, Jen Miller, Adam Morsy, Scott Pashman, Mateo Rendon, and Zach Samton, in providing legal support to the Local Center initiative in New York City.


Adams Administration Announces Three New Initiatives to Spur Office-to-Residential Conversions

August 18, 2023

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced three initiatives to assist in the creation of much-needed housing, including easing the office-to-residential conversion process.

Adams Administration Unveils the “City of Yes for Economic Opportunity Zoning Proposal” [Alert]

June 20, 2023

Sunny Bhatt, Rachel Scall, and Vivien R. Krieger discuss Mayor Adams' "City of Yes for Economic Opportunity" proposal, the second of the mayor’s City of Yes zoning initiatives.

City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality Enters Public Review [Alert]

April 25, 2023

The City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality seeks to remove overly burdensome zoning requirements and expand opportunities for decarbonization projects in NYC.

Governor Hochul Announces Plan to Tackle New York’s Housing Crisis [Alert]

January 18, 2023

During her State of the State address, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the New York Housing Compact, a strategy to build 800,000 new homes over the next decade.

NYC Task Force's Recommendations for Residential Conversion of Office Space [Alert]

January 11, 2023

New York City’s Office Adaptive Reuse Task Force released a study calling for more conversions of older office stock into much-needed housing.

Mayor Adams Announces “Get Stuff Built” Plan [Alert]

December 13, 2022

The Get Stuff Built report details 111 actions the city intends to take to reduce time, cost, and bureaucratic red tape during the development process.

Mayor Adams Outlines Vision for "City of Yes" [Alert]

June 06, 2022

Mayor Adams announced his “City of Yes” plan to amend the city’s zoning tools to support small businesses, create affordable housing, and promote sustainability.

NYC Agencies Provide Guidance for Racial Equity Report Requirements

May 11, 2022

Beginning June 1, 2022, certain public and private applications before the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) must include a Racial Equity Report.

NY State Legislators Introduce Legislation to Protect SoHo/NoHo Residents

May 09, 2022

Senator Kavanagh, Assembly Member Glick have each introduced state legislation to permit residents to continue to occupy units previously reserved for artists.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, B.A., highest honors, 2011

Awards & Honors

New York Metro Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2023

  • New York

Urban Land Institute New York

New York City Bar Association