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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Real Estate 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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • 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
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:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Health Care Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, 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:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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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:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
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:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning 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 Construction Law Land Use and Zoning 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 - Land Use and Zoning Construction Law Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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 Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Potomac, Maryland
  • 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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Olympia, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law 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:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate 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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Real Estate 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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Education Law
Lawyer
Catherine R. Connors was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Catherine R. Connors

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Civil Rights Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Energy Regulatory Law Appellate Practice
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:
    First Amendment Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Qui Tam Law Litigation - First Amendment 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:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning 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
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Environmental 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:
    Potomac, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    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:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Public Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law Economic Development Law Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Utilities Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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
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:
    Litigation - Environmental Labor Law - Management Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Sports Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Labor and Employment 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:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate
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:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate 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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    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:
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law
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:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law
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 Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Commercial Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Land Use and Zoning 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:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • 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:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Environmental
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:
    Commercial Litigation Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate 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.