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.

PUBLIC

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.

PRIVATE

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.
Residential Real Estate Disputes
Secured settlement in excess of $500,000 in the representation of homeowners against sellers, home inspector, and former contractor on claims involving the failure to disclose severe water damage during sale of home.
Representation in Contract and Land Use Issues
Represent solid waste company; biosolids, septage and manure haulers/applicators; and remediation and electronic demanufacturing companies in contract and land use issues.
Acquisition and Development of Branch Offices
Representation of a financial institution in the acquisition of multiple sites and development of branch offices throughout Wisconsin.

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