CHN Supports Landmark Designation of The Church of St. Thomas More

Nancy L. Kourland handles bankruptcy litigation cases as a senior associate at the New York-based law firm of Rosen & Associates, PC. A dedicated member of her community, Nancy L. Kourland supports several organizations, including the Carnegie Hill Neighbors.

Since 1970, Carnegie Hill Neighbors (CHN) has been improving, preserving, and protecting the Carnegie Hill neighborhood in New York City. Widely regarded as one of the city’s most varied neighborhoods, it features a range of architectural styles, from Civil War-era houses to pre-war apartment buildings. Recently, CHN began a campaign to have the Church of St. Thomas More designated as a landmark. When the New York Archdiocese announced that the church would be closed, many parishioners actively stopped the closure and the CHN followed up by requesting that the church be evaluated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in late December 2014.

The organization plans on presenting its recommendation for the Church of St. Thomas More before the LPC. Its main points are that the church is a great example of Gothic Revival architecture in the city, that the complex contains Carnegie Hill’s oldest building, and that it was designed by Hubert, Pirsson & Co., a respected architectural firm that is known for its design of the Chelsea Hotel and many other buildings. CHN asks that neighbors who support the landmark proposal send letters to the LPC chair insisting on the landmark designation.

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New York-based Attorney Nancy L. Kourland currently serves as a Senior Associate at Rosen & Associates, P.C., where she often represents debtors and creditors in workouts and chapter 11 cases. With extensive experience in complex legal research and writing, Nancy L. Kourland handles prosecution, appeals, asset sales, disclosure statements, and claims administration. Additionally, she maintains regular contact with clients and other counsel, while also focusing on bankruptcy and district court appearances. Prior to earning her Juris Doctor, Nancy L. Kourland attended Barnard College in New York, where she studied ancient studies and Latin. In 1984, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts, earning many accolades, including consistent placement on the dean’s list and departmental honors. She then enrolled in the New York University School of Law. While there, she joined the staff of the Journal of International Law and Politics, functioning as both a staff member and an Articles Editor. Additionally, Nancy L. Kourland served as a Research Assistant for a year as well as a Teaching Assistant for a class called Civil Procedure. After graduating law school in 1987, Nancy L. Kourland joined the firm of Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman, LLP as an Associate in the bankruptcy department, where she garnered experience with chapter 11 cases. She held similar roles with Levin & Weintraub, Crames & Edelman and Kramer, Levin, Kamin, Nessen & Frankel. In 2008, she joined Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke as a Contract Attorney and represented clients in the cases of Tricom, S.A, CardSystems Solutions, and Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. In addition to practicing law, Nancy L. Kourland contributes her time to the Central Park Conservancy and the Carnegie Hill Neighbors, an organization dedicated to keeping the Carnegie Hill neighborhood a clean and satisfying place to live. She also donates to New York’s public radio station, WNYC, and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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