Developing real property is serious business and requires a team effort. Having an attorney who plays well in the sandbox with others is critically important to a successful development project. Our attorneys will work collaboratively with other key advisors on your development team. We understand that a cohesive and well-communicated plan is the key to a successful project, and we focus on keeping all team members up to date on developments in the project to help ensure that success.
In order to navigate the complex layers of state and local environmental laws, zoning laws, rules and regulations, you need serious, solution-based representation. Our land use attorneys have many decades of expertise in the subdivision and site development processes and have successfully represented real property developers in obtaining approvals for numerous commercial and residential projects. Our land use attorneys know the value of preparing a proper environmental and administrative record so that when applications are denied arbitrarily or capriciously, or in violation of your substantive due process or equal protection rights, those denials can be overturned on appeal.
Our land use attorneys have extensive experience in performing comprehensive preliminary zoning review to determine project approval needs; preparing applications for subdivision plat, site plan and special use permit approvals, use variances, area variances, and zoning interpretations for your project; representing clients before planning boards, zoning boards of appeal and other municipal bodies; negotiating PILOT agreements and other project benefits before local industrial development agencies. When necessary, we effectively pursue Article 78 proceedings and legal actions challenging land use development denials.
Together with attorneys in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate and Construction Law practice groups, our team can assist you at all stages of your project, from your property purchase including due diligence, through the land use approval process, and through the construction phase of your project.