Best Lawyers for Economic Development Law in America

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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Commercial Litigation Economic Development Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Economic Development Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Real Estate Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Non-Profit / Charities Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Economic Development Law Project Finance Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Public Finance Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Project Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Project Finance Law Economic Development Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Tax Law Public Finance Law Project Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Non-Profit / Charities Law Economic Development Law
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J. Thomas Longino

Longino Public Finance, LLC
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Economic Development Law Public Finance Law Project Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Economic Development Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Economic Development Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Derivatives and Futures Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Project Finance Law Economic Development Law Commercial Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Economic Development Law
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  • Location:
    Florence, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Economic Development Law

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Practice Area Definition

Economic Development Law Definition

Economic Development Law is a multidisciplinary approach that leverages experience from several practice areas including real estate, tax, environmental, government relations, and construction. Attorneys representing companies in the economic development arena help businesses find the best location among the communities vying for their projects and assist those businesses secure and document economic incentives for job creation and capital investment. Attorneys representing governmental agencies assist their clients in structuring incentive packages and complying with public reporting, open meetings, and other governmental laws in this pursuit. Attorneys must have a thorough knowledge of the complex economic incentives available, which may include Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements, tax abatements, capital credit agreements, tax increment financing, tax-sharing agreements, and grants of all types. Real estate law frequently comes in to play for economic development attorneys as they facilitate large land assemblies for industrial parks, develop mega-site programs, and handle all aspects of permitting, entitlements, annexation, and land use.

From helping businesses and communities draft and respond to request for proposals, site selection to ground breaking and completion, economic development law encompasses incentives, public finance, site acquisition, insuring the provision of adequate utilities to sites, project construction, off-site improvements, equipment acquisition, and effective collaboration with local and state agencies.

The availability of financial incentives to help persuade decisions regarding choice of location and capital investments plays an integral part of successful economic development efforts. Each community will develop and offer a variety of financial incentives designed to support their growth objectives. These incentives can be financial or non-financial in nature and may include tax credits, infrastructure improvements, and work force training to name a few. Communities frequently incorporate performance-based measurements to ensure that their economic incentive investment results in the expected creation of new jobs and wages. 

Economic Development Law is a multidisciplinary approach that leverages experience from several practice areas including real estate, tax, environmental, government relations, and construction. Attorneys representing companies in the economic development arena help businesses find the best location among the communities vying for their projects and assist those businesses secure and document economic incentives for job creation and capital investment. Attorneys representing governmental agencies assist their clients in structuring incentive packages and complying with public reporting, open meetings, and other governmental laws in this pursuit. Attorneys must have a thorough knowledge of the complex economic incentives available, which may include Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements, tax abatements, capital credit agreements, tax increment financing, tax-sharing agreements, and grants of all types. Real estate law frequently comes in to play for economic development attorneys as they facilitate large land assemblies for industrial parks, develop mega-site programs, and handle all aspects of permitting, entitlements, annexation, and land use.

From helping businesses and communities draft and respond to request for proposals, site selection to ground breaking and completion, economic development law encompasses incentives, public finance, site acquisition, insuring the provision of adequate utilities to sites, project construction, off-site improvements, equipment acquisition, and effective collaboration with local and state agencies.

The availability of financial incentives to help persuade decisions regarding choice of location and capital investments plays an integral part of successful economic development efforts. Each community will develop and offer a variety of financial incentives designed to support their growth objectives. These incentives can be financial or non-financial in nature and may include tax credits, infrastructure improvements, and work force training to name a few. Communities frequently incorporate performance-based measurements to ensure that their economic incentive investment results in the expected creation of new jobs and wages.