The attorneys in our zoning and land use practice group help clients navigate the complex zoning, subdivision and land development process, and the myriad of regulations affecting new construction and land development. We work extensively with property owners, developers, municipalities, zoning hearing boards and planning commissions.
We represent developers in hearings before zoning hearing boards, boards of supervisors and planning commissions. Success in these proceedings requires careful planning, coordination and preparation. We evaluate ordinances and other legal requirements to help clients accomplish their goals and receive timely approvals. We work with other professionals comprising the team on a project to coordinate the efforts of all involved and ensure that the participants know what is expected during these proceedings. Our goal is to achieve our clients’ objectives in an amicable way if possible. We are proud of our record of obtaining favorable results by being persistent and avoiding unnecessary contention and expensive litigation, but are prepared to litigate disputes and adverse decisions aggressively when appropriate.
We represent townships, boroughs and zoning hearing boards acting upon land development applications to assist them in making decisions and conducting their proceedings in compliance with the law and the municipality’s objectives.
We enjoy a reputation for high quality work that serves us and our clients well when dealing with municipalities. Our clients benefit from the excellent rapport that we have established over the years with members of these bodies and their solicitors.
The fact that our practice also includes representing municipal bodies in land use matters provides us with invaluable insight into the land development process from the municipality’s perspective, which often proves useful in achieving results that are favorable to the client.