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.