Howard Zipser concentrates his practice in the area of land use and zoning and has worked on many of the largest and most complicated zoning approvals in New York City. He has represented numerous prominent not-for-profit educational institutions and hospitals in their land use approvals and real estate developments, including major hospital expansions over FDR Drive for the New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Additionally, Howard has served as lead attorney for two major New York City developments - the Citigroup Center in Manhattan and the Citigroup Building, a 50-story office tower, in Queens.
Howard has been a lecturer on Real Estate Property Law at the New York University Real Estate Institute and has also lectured at Pratt Institute, Yale University, and Columbia University School of Architecture. For over 30 years he has served as a Director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council, New York's premier planning and oversight organization.