New York, NY Herrick, Feinstein LLP, a leader in commercial real estate law since 1928, has strengthened its real estate and government relations capabilities with the addition of Patrick O’Sullivan, former executive vice president and head of real estate transactions at the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC), and a current member of NYCEDC’s board of directors.
As a partner in Herrick’s real estate department, O’Sullivan will advise clients on a range of real estate development and transactional issues, particularly those that arise in connection with public-private transactions. In that area, Patrick will guide stakeholders through the legal, political and regulatory aspects of public-private partnerships involving real estate in New York, including guidance on navigating the RFP process and negotiating with city and state agencies.
O’Sullivan joins Herrick from the real estate group of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
During his tenure at NYCEDC, O’Sullivan worked closely with leading real estate developers and governmental agencies on transformative public-private transactions in New York City. He led New York City’s acquisition of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Governors Island from New York State, and subsequently oversaw the negotiations for two prominent Brooklyn Bridge Park development sites. O’Sullivan also directed the city’s negotiations for the development of NYU’s Center for Urban Science & Progress in Downtown Brooklyn, Howard Hughes Corporation’s redevelopment of South Street Seaport’s Pier 17, and the Empire Outlets and New York Wheel developments in Staten Island.
O’Sullivan joins a group of Herrick lawyers with significant government experience, including Elizabeth Holtzman, former U.S. Congresswoman, New York City Comptroller and Kings County District Attorney; Mitchell Korbey, former New York City Board of Standards and Appeals commissioner and director of the Department of City Planning’s Brooklyn office; Anne McCaughey, former general counsel to the New York City Council’s Land Use Division; and a team of urban planning specialists from the Department of City Planning and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.