Practice Areas

Land Use and Government Relations

Before a development project even breaks ground, we work alongside landowners, developers and retailers to procure required permits, licenses and approvals and to address zoning issues. We know the regulatory landscape and how legislative initiatives such as statutes, ordinances, codes and regulations are interpreted when applied to projects.

We prepare and present compelling, logical and convincing presentations to civic leaders, planning commissions and zoning boards throughout the development cycle to ensure compliance, avoid obstacles and ensure projects proceed smoothly. We protect the rights of private property owners when faced with condemnation actions or a government enacting eminent domain. We work diligently to negotiate fair and equitable compensation for an asset and help minimize impact.

Our Areas of Expertise

We identify and help secure economic incentives and available public funds to supplement development projects. We negotiate agreements between clients and local and state governments and other economic development entities to maximize all available incentives including:

  • Community Development Block Grants
  • IDDs
  • LCIs
  • PILOT Bonds
  • TADs
  • Tax Credits
  • TIFs

Attorneys Who Specialize In

Land Use and Government Relations