One of the biggest challenges facing commercial and residential developers is the political process that accompanies modern zoning regulations. Our firm has the knowledge and experience to successfully navigate through this process.
We provide regulatory compliance counseling on zoning and planning, landmarks and historic preservation, environmental issues, redevelopment, building code issues, coastal zones (and other special protection areas), agency permits, variances and approvals, public review requirements, and other issues, including analysis and interpretation of regulations, administrative procedures, and guidelines. We regularly negotiate public-private agreements relating to easements, common infrastructure, cost sharing, cost reimbursements, transferable development rights, and air rights transactions. We are highly effective in assisting clients with community and government relations and defending them against administrative and court challenges related to land use approvals.
Our reputation for professionalism and integrity allows us to establish positive working relationships with local government officials and employees of various levels. These relationships, coupled with our experience and expertise in land use and zoning laws and regulations, allow us to timely deliver desired results with respect to the acquisition, development, sale, and litigation of real property matters.
And if things go south in the municipal process and permits are denied or otherwise curtailed, members of our trial team have significant experience challenging zoning and land use decisions in state and federal courts. Just read their biographies and you will see this is not their first rodeo.