Hiscock & Barclay
Hiscock & Barclay

Project Development

Our attorneys and professionals handle complex projects and provide comprehensive services to a wide array of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to municipalities to privately-owned businesses. Our team works to bring the client’s concept to become a reality by providing coordinated solutions from acquisition of raw land through to financing, maximizing tax incentives, tax credits and other economic benefits offered in New York State. Our attorneys are fully conversant with New York State Empire Zones and Excelsior Programs, the Brownfield Credit Program, the New Markets Tax Credit Program, the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, as well as other development incentives. The Project Development team also has in-depth familiarity with the START-UP NY program, assisting clients with applying to the program and planning for participation as it rolls out in 2014.

The team works with clients to ensure that they maximize the opportunities and benefits these programs offer, including assisting clients with tax department desk audits, and representing clients in New York State tax litigation and Article 78 proceedings.

Our Project Development team guides clients through the intricate array of laws, ordinances and regulations that oversee economic development, and coordinates with other firm practice areas including environmental, regulatory, corporate, tax, and real estate, when specific issues arise. The group’s extensive experience includes assisting both public and private clients from the earliest stages of a project through completion, including assistance with site selection, project financing, tax mitigation options such as payments in lieu of tax agreements (PILOTS), development incentives, right to build issues, and construction related matters.