Christian B. Hylton

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Christian B. Hylton is a partner and head of the Land Use and Zoning practice at Borah, Goldstein Altschuler, Nahins & Goidel. Mr. Hylton's practice involves matters relating to land use, including zoning and economic development, as well as commercial and residential real estate.

Mr. Hylton was a Legislative Attorney and Director and Legal Counsel to the New York City Council, including General Counsel to its Zoning and Land Use Committee. He has worked in private practice focusing on the areas of real estate, trusts and estates and as a consultant to several government agencies and elected officials regarding land use and economic development. Additionally, Mr. Hylton's professional experience also includes positions at the U.S. Department of the Interior, George Washington University, the New York City Transit Authority, and the Alpha & Omega Law Chambers in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Mr. Hylton is admitted to practice in New York State, and is a member of the New York State and Brooklyn Bar Associations and the Screen Actors' Guild.

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Notable Cases

City of NY v Grey Family Properties - (July 10, 2014) Landlord contested a violation issued by the NYC Department of Buildings, resulting from the collapse of a retaining wall, which adjoined the Landlord's building on St. Nicholas Avenue with its neighbor on Edgecombe Avenue. After a hearing conducted by partners Jeffrey Seiden and Christian Hylton the violation was dismissed. The landlord produced evidence that the retaining wall, located on the Edgecombe Avenue property was built for the benefit of the Edgecombe property in the early 20 th Century, as it sat on a lower grade than the St. Nicholas property. Consequently the violation for the landlord's failure to repair was unwarranted. The landlord's attorneys were able to demonstrate that the finding by the inspector for the NYC Department of Buildings' as to the location of the retaining wall and source of the collapse was mere speculation and insufficient to assess civil penalties.


  • September 29, 2016 - Mr Hylton presented on Environmental Control Board violations at a firm hosted workshop at the NYC Real Estate Expo.
  • September 17th, 2014 - Christian B. Hylton was a presenter at The NYARM seminar where the topic was "DESIGNATIONS AFFECT YOUR BUILDINGS' ABILITY TO COMPLETE, PLAN & PERFORM WORK".