Land Use & Zoning

Successful land use representation requires both a complete understanding of the relevant legal, intergovernmental, and political environments, as well as a sensible, results-oriented approach. Our attorneys help clients navigate the dynamic regulatory situation with concern to land use, planning, and zoning issues related to the acquisition, financing construction, management and potential disposition of real estate projects. At Liff, Walsh & Simmons, we take pride in the ability of our attorneys to grasp and quickly adapt to the dynamic regulatory changes affecting the use and development of real estate.

We have represented clients in major developments, such as regional malls and community shopping centers, office buildings, warehouse and industrial facilities, residential projects, mixed use projects, planned unit developments (PUDs), and affordable and workforce housing communities. We also have guided clients in smaller but important projects, such as the approvals needed by a homeowner to build a pier or the approvals needed by a school to build athletic facilities.

We assist clients on subdivision and site development issues by helping to obtain plan approvals; organize community meetings; seek required modifications from the law; meet adequate public facility, landscaping, forest conservation, and storm water management requirements; obtain grading and building permits; and monitor the fees paid in the development process. Our attorneys also have extensive experience representing clients through the regulatory appeals process, as well as litigating land use oriented civil matters.