Land Use, Zoning and Governmental Law

Land Use, Zoning and Governmental Law

Our attorneys that provide counsel in this area of practice :

Land Use, Zoning and Governmental Law encompasses laws and legal principles which deal with matters before and involving political subdivisions, agencies, regional and metropolitan authorities, and other public entities.  We assist clients affected by state and municipal laws, including land use planning, regulatory compliance, code enforcement actions, zoning, permitting, variances and administrative proceedings. We also assist clients in petitioning Value Adjustment Boards challenging property value assessments.  Our attorneys also have extensive experience in protecting property development rights for our clients.

The firm has gained experience in this area of the law by also representing governmental entities in various capacities from providing Code Enforcement Magistrates to serving as City Attorney.

The following legal services are included in this practice area:

  • Appeals from Land Use Decisions
  • Annexation
  • Building Permits
  • Code Enforcement/Code Compliance
  • Construction Industry Licensing
  • Development Approvals
  • Environmental Resource Permits
  • Eminent Domain & Inverse Condemnation
  • Impact Fees
  • Land Use
  • Permitting
  • Plats & Platting
  • Public Contracts & Purchasing
  • Right of Way Issues
  • Submerged Land Leases
  • Sunshine & Public Records Law
  • Public Employment
  • Value Adjustment Board Petitions
  • Variances
  • Zoning and Rezoning

School Board & Law Enforcement Representation

We represent law enforcement agencies in many civil matters including civil forfeitures and personnel matters. We also represent law enforcement officers on matters related to the Police Officers Bill of Rights. We also represent school boards providing assistance with contracts, policies, rule revisions, personnel and other board governance matters. Our attorneys frequently sit on various municipal boards as general or board counsel assisting and advising the boards as they carry out their functions and duties.

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