Real EState - zoning - Residential & Commercial

Our Practice

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Litigation (Residential & Commercial)
  • Land Use & Variances
  • Trusts, Wills & Probate
  • Small Business
  • Business Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation


Gregory T. Varian


Longtime New Rochelle resident, community  leader and local attorney in private practice for over 30 years, Greg  Varian is an enthusiastic advocate for his profession, neighborhood and  City but most of all, his clients.

Mr.  Varian attended the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and  Providence College in Rhode Island, where he established and directed  the Campus Council.  He was also General Manager of the college’s radio  station, which led to a job after graduation as News Director at WKCM in  Tell City, Indiana, and seven First Place Awards from the Associated  Press.

Mr. Varian received his J.D. from Pace University School  of Law and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1982. A partner  with the law firm of Fanelli, Varian and Staker (1986 – 1990), Greg  started the Varian Law Firm in 1990 at 270 North Avenue with a diverse  civil practice including real estate development, closings, zoning and  land use, small business, franchising, estate planning and  administration.

Under  Mr. Varian’s leadership as president of the New Rochelle Bar  Association (2003-2005) the Bar’s membership and influence increased,  now boasting over 350 members.  He is especially proud of the Bar  Association’s free Continuing Legal Education programming, including a  course on variances, which he teaches.

Mr.  Varian regularly presents his Continuing Legal Education course on land  use entitled “VARIAN on VARIANCES” to groups including the  Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter of the American Institute of Architects  and the New Rochelle Bar Association.  He is an instructor in the Hudson  Gateway Association of Realtors and an adjunct professor in Real  Property Law at Mercy College.

Mr.  Varian is also passionate about his community. A longtime supporter of  the New Rochelle Public Library, Mr. Varian was elected in 2006 to serve  on the NRPL Board of Trustees. Additionally, Greg served as president  of the Halcyon Park Neighborhood Association from 2002 to 2004. Greg  advocated for 220 households in the heart of New Rochelle, working with  local businesses, Iona College and the City government to revitalize the  North Avenue corridor.  He has served on the Renew North Avenue and  North Avenue Stakeholders Committees, seeking improvements along that  thoroughfare, and he was a founding member of the Confederation of  Neighborhood Associations.  

In 2007, Mr. Varian was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle as the “Professional of the Year”.