"It is a pleasure to work with a highly motivated and experienced group of individuals to tackle complex legal issues in a cooperative and open environment."

Diana Bunin Kolev

Diana Bunin Kolev

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Land Use & Zoning
Environmental

914.666.5600  ext. 310
dkolev@smhal.com

Diana Bunin Kolev’s practice is focused on zoning and land use litigation, general litigation, and state appellate practice. Ms. Kolev represents clients in areas such as zoning and land use approvals, zoning and municipal code violations, Agricultural Districts Law protections, environmental law, and real property law, and litigates in both federal and state courts. Ms. Kolev counsels clients in matters involving compliance with New York State dam regulations and associated real property concerns, including lake rights. Ms. Kolev also counsels not-for-profit and religious organizations with respect to real property tax exemption issues and court approval for real property transactions.

Admissions

State and Federal Courts of New York

State Courts of Connecticut

Professional Associations & Activities

Featured speaker, Westchester County Bar Association CLE Program: Regulation of Dams in New York State and Other Considerations, January 19, 2017

Speaker, Westchester County Bar Association CLE Program: Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions: Land Use, Environmental & Title Considerations, March 4, 2014

Speaker, CLE Program sponsored by Benchmark Title Agency, LLC: Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions: Land Use, Environmental & Title Considerations, May 29, 2014

Board of Directors of the Westchester County Bar Association, 2011-present

Co-Chair CLE Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association, 2013 - present

Co-Chair New Lawyers Section of the Westchester County Bar Assoc., 2009-2011

Board of Directors of the Pace Law School Alumni Association, 2009-present

New York State Bar Association

Secretary, Westchester County Bar Association, 2015-present

Awards & Recognition

Westchester County Bar Association New Lawyers Leadership Award Recipient, 2014

Listed in NY SuperLawyers Magazine, Rising Stars, 2013-15

Community Service

Board of Directors of the Mount Kisco Rotary Club, 2010-2012

Education

Pace University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005

Pace University School of Law, Environmental Law Certificate, 2005

New York University, B.A. in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, 2001

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