Real Estate, Zoning, Land Use & Development

As governmental regulation increases in the areas of planning, zoning and land development, so does the need for public and private sector entities to employ sound legal counsel in achieving their land use and development objectives.

With extensive experience representing both public and private sector clients, our real estate and land use attorneys apply their understanding of the issues on each side of a real estate matter to increase the likelihood of success.


On the public side, we represent municipal governments, drainage districts and sewerage districts, with a particular emphasis on land use, zoning, environmental and redevelopment matters from planning, regulatory and financing perspectives. Our real estate and land use attorneys also provide support to governmental entities on matters such as public contracts, eminent domain and tax incremental financing districts.


In the private sector, we represent landowners, real estate developers and financial institutions in every significant type of acquisition, development and land use matter, including leasing, zoning, comprehensive planning, subdivision plat approvals, planned-unit developments, conditional use permits, variances and appeals, and public and private sector financing, including low-income housing tax credits and new market tax credits.

Our attorneys also have expertise in:

Client Successes

Some of our past experience in the field.
Drafting and Negotiation of Commercial Leases
Drafted and negotiated multiple commercial leases on behalf of property owners and tenants alike.
Rezoning and Relocation of Retail Business
Represented retail business in rezoning and relocation of its store as part of shopping district redevelopment.
Purchase of Urban Manufacturing Facility
Successfully represented the purchaser of an environmentally impaired urban manufacturing facility for conversion to a corporate headquarters.

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