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  • Location:
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction 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 Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Georgetown, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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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:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
Mark S. Bentley was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark S. Bentley

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns LLP
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: White-Collar Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal
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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winter Haven, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Government Relations Practice Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Potomac, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Environmental 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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New London, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Education Law
Lawyer
Catherine R. Connors was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Catherine R. Connors

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Energy Regulatory Law Civil Rights Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Land Use and Zoning Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Land Use and Zoning Law Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Equipment Finance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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:
    Center Valley, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Employment Law - Management
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:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal 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:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance 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:
    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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    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:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Real Estate Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Parsippany, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law 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.