Jessica Loeser
Special Counsel
Tel.: 646.768.4168

Jessica Ashenberg Loeser’s practice is concentrated in Land Use Law, Zoning, Real Estate Transactions, and Landmarks Preservation. She regularly appears before New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals, City Planning Commission, Department of Buildings, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Environmental Control Board and Department of Consumer Affairs, as well as Community Boards across the city. Before joining Goldstein Hall, Jessica was an Associate at Akerman Senterfitt and its predecessor firm Stadtmauer Bailkin LLP, where she lead teams of lawyers, architects and engineers on more than 100 adaptive reuse developments for properties in New York City. Jessica’s clients include new construction of affordable and market-rate housing, hospitals and schools, as well as conversions for new uses within existing buildings.

Jessica began her career as a Legislative Aid in the New York State Assembly where she served as Legislative Counsel and District Office Director. In that capacity, Jessica coordinated the policy and outreach initiatives of the Speaker’s office and helped achieve significant quality of life improvements for the diverse communities of Lower Manhattan. In the weeks and months following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Jessica helped design and direct the Assembly’s successful Lower Manhattan recovery agenda. Jessica also worked on several New York City and Statewide election campaigns. She served on the New York State Temporary Commission on the Future of Power Programs for Economic Development, which recommended significant modifications to the State’s energy cost savings benefit programs, including the Power For Jobs program.

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  • Expertise
    • Land Use and Development Law
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Landmarks Preservation Law
  • Bar Admissions
    • State of New York, 2007
  • Education
    • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
    • Queens College, CUNY, B.A.
  • Memberships
    • Member of Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee
    • Former Member of Manhattan Community Board #3
    • Former elected Democratic District Leader in Lower Manhattan