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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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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
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  • Location:
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law 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
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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
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Winter Haven, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • 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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Potomac, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Land Use and Zoning Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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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:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Somerset, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Education Law
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Catherine R. Connors was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Catherine R. Connors

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Energy Regulatory Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - First Amendment Qui Tam Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate 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 Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Potomac, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Economic Development Law Public Finance Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Energy Law Utilities Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Municipal Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Equipment Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure 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
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  • 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 Water Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law 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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Colmar, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • 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
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • 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
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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.