Land Use and Planning
Land Use and Zoning Law is fundamentally regulatory law. A thorough knowledge and understanding of the applicable rules and regulations is critical to the success of a project. Our attorneys provide representation to our clients in the related areas of zoning, land use, and development. As local, state, and federal governmental agencies have increasingly enacted more and more comprehensive (and complex) zoning and land use rules and regulations affecting the acquisition, sale, development, and use of real property - assistance from experienced legal counsel has become necessary to our clients so they may more effectively navigate these hurdles.
Our attorneys appear before various regulatory bodies on behalf of our clients, such as planning boards, boards of adjustment, city councils, county commissioners, and historic preservation commissions with respect to such issues as the zoning and rezoning of property, special use permits, subdivision of property, conditional use permits, variances, appeals of the interpretation of zoning ordinances, certificates of appropriateness, development approvals, and development agreements.
Our significant construction experience also helps us assist our clients in working through the planning process to consider numerous options for the use of a property, as we frequently work with architects, land planners, engineers, and various departments within the city and county to address the many issues that arise during the course of a project.