Land Use Planning, Zoning & Litigation

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We counsel owners, developers and lenders in all aspects of development approvals. We build bridges between clients, project architects and consultants, lenders, government staff and officials, and community members to deliver creative, cost-effective regulatory approvals. We have helped developers obtain zoning approvals and break ground on projects involving all types of real estate uses, including mixed-use, office, industrial, health care, planned unit development, multifamily and residential. As part of these projects, we advise on and negotiate development agreements and economic incentives, including TIF, tax abatement and impact fee waivers. We also have assisted municipal clients in the development or rewriting of comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances for dozens of cities and counties. We’ve helped clients negotiate both right-of-way acquisitions and grants, and we’ve helped major retailers and manufacturers enter new markets and open new facilities. When a project faces significant hurdles, whether from planning staff, elected officials or surrounding neighbors, we walk alongside clients to map out and implement a strategy that addresses the community’s concerns and positions the development for success. When disputes arise, we work to resolve them without litigation. But when litigation is necessary, we vigorously represent your interests and seek to ensure the most favorable outcome possible.

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