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Rochester Land Use Attorneys

Using a multi-disciplinary approach involving attorneys from our litigation, real estate, and municipal and local government practice areas, our law firm has successfully represented individuals, developers and municipalities in a wide variety of zoning and land use matters.

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Zoning, Land Use & Development

Rochester Municipal Attorneys

Our municipal attorneys have decades of experience representing planning and zoning boards, on an ongoing basis and as special litigation counsel. Our peers respect us and refer their clients to us when they are unable to represent them in land use matters.

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Zoning and Land Use Attorneys

Our zoning and land use attorneys have decades of experience representing members of the land use triad. We have represented municipal boards, developers, and opponents.  

  • Our municipal and land use attorneys represent planning and zoning boards on an ongoing basis and as special counsel.  We have handled a wide-variety of matters, from the most mundane to the most heated, including the successful defense of a planning board against a cross-claim made by the same municipality’s board of trustees in an Article 78 proceeding challenging the planning board’s site plan approval brought by a community opposition group. 

  • Our zoning attorneys represent clients before municipal boards, zoning boards, and planning boards in a broad range of zoning and land use matters, including applications for subdivision or site plan review, and requests for variances and special use permits.

  • From time to time, we serve as counsel to neighbors concerned about applications for potentially controversial projects before planning and zoning boards. We understand that residents may have serious concerns about proposed development that may affect their community. Our land use attorneys assist concerned citizens and neighborhood associations with understanding what factors boards consider in their decision-making process, and how best to present the case for your position, including obtaining supporting expert evidence when necessary. 

  • Our land use attorneys represent petitioners and respondents in Article 78 proceedings challenging actions of government boards and officials, including providing counsel to towns, villages, planning boards, zoning boards, developers, and businesses and individuals aggrieved by governmental actions. 

Client Testimonial

" For over 25 years, I have worked with MCCM [McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C.] on a local town planning board.  On every occasion I have found them to be attentive, professional, thorough, and easy to work with.  I highly recommend them to anyone seeking professional legal services for their business or municipality "

A.J. Hetzke


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