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  • Location:
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • 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:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate 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 Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Georgetown, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate
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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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: White-Collar Land Use and Zoning Law
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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Transactions / UCC 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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental 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:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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:
    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:
    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:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Education Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
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Catherine R. Connors was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Catherine R. Connors

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Appellate Practice Energy Regulatory 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:
    Qui Tam Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - First Amendment First Amendment Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Administrative / Regulatory 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:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Equipment Finance Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Corporate Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning 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 Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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:
    Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental 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:
    Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure 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:
    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:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law 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:
    Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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:
    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 Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Environmental Law Energy Law Land Use and Zoning Law Natural Resources 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 Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate 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:
    Municipal Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Municipal 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 - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning 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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    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.