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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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Derek J. Allen was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Derek J. Allen

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne
  • Location:
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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Daniel J. Bailey III was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Daniel J. Bailey III

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
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Charles A. J. Beavers Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Charles A. J. Beavers Jr.

Beavers Law, LLC
  • Location:
    Vestavia, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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Mark E. Beliveau was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark E. Beliveau

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Municipal Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Construction Law Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Potomac, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Environmental Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: General Practice First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    New London, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Somerset, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Education Law Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Qui Tam Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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Paula M. Devereaux was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Paula M. Devereaux

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Law Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Real Estate Law Equipment Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Insurance Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Sports Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Uniondale, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Colmar, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bend, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Parsippany, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Land Use and Zoning Law

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Practice Area Definition

Land Use and Zoning Law Definition

Land use practice encompasses those areas of the law which are focused on public efforts to shape the use and development of private land use either through regulation or through governmental incentives. It includes both the substantive and the procedural aspects of federal and state laws regulating the environment and ensuring a place for environmental concerns in public decision-making; federal, state, and local programs to protect significant historic and archeological resources; local subdivision, site planning, zoning and mapping laws; and the use by all levels of government of incentives, whether through the tax system or special governmental powers to facilitate desirable development.

The land use practitioner brings an understanding of these laws and programs and how they relate to each other to any one of the variety of roles: counseling, planning, structuring, and negotiating a private real estate transaction; advising (and sometimes opining) as to compliance with the applicable land use controls; counseling and advocacy with respect to a private land use initiative requiring public agency action; negotiating with or mediating among the stakeholders in a public land use decision; negotiating and preparation of the documentation required in connection with all of these activities; and, in cases where the differences between stakeholders are not resolved through the public land use decision process, advocacy in litigation challenging a public land use decision. 

Beyond a knowledge of the law, land use practice requires a sensitivity to the different economic interests, planning goals, and political considerations of the stakeholders in the land use regulation process and an understanding of how they can shape public decisions; a recognition that land use regulation, particularly environmentally-based controls, often involves technical knowledge that requires retention of appropriate experts; and an understanding that public consideration of a land use action may be colored by the sometimes large economic consequences of a land use decision, by unstated but deeply felt concerns over change, and by competing visions of the future.

Land use practice encompasses those areas of the law which are focused on public efforts to shape the use and development of private land use either through regulation or through governmental incentives. It includes both the substantive and the procedural aspects of federal and state laws regulating the environment and ensuring a place for environmental concerns in public decision-making; federal, state, and local programs to protect significant historic and archeological resources; local subdivision, site planning, zoning and mapping laws; and the use by all levels of government of incentives, whether through the tax system or special governmental powers to facilitate desirable development.

The land use practitioner brings an understanding of these laws and programs and how they relate to each other to any one of the variety of roles: counseling, planning, structuring, and negotiating a private real estate transaction; advising (and sometimes opining) as to compliance with the applicable land use controls; counseling and advocacy with respect to a private land use initiative requiring public agency action; negotiating with or mediating among the stakeholders in a public land use decision; negotiating and preparation of the documentation required in connection with all of these activities; and, in cases where the differences between stakeholders are not resolved through the public land use decision process, advocacy in litigation challenging a public land use decision. 

Beyond a knowledge of the law, land use practice requires a sensitivity to the different economic interests, planning goals, and political considerations of the stakeholders in the land use regulation process and an understanding of how they can shape public decisions; a recognition that land use regulation, particularly environmentally-based controls, often involves technical knowledge that requires retention of appropriate experts; and an understanding that public consideration of a land use action may be colored by the sometimes large economic consequences of a land use decision, by unstated but deeply felt concerns over change, and by competing visions of the future.