Land Use Attorneys
Using a multi-disciplinary approach involving attorneys from our litigation, real estate, and municipal and local government practice areas, our firm has successfully represented individuals, developers and municipalities in a wide variety of zoning and land use matters.
Our land use 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.
Zoning and Land Use Attorneys
Our zoning and land use have decades of experience representing members of the land use triad. We have represented municipal boards, developers, and opponents.
Planning and Zoning Boards
Our land use and municipal 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.
Developers and Other Applicants
We 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. We 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.
Article 78 Proceedings
We 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.