A successful real estate project begins with a solid foundation. We understand how local ordinances intersect with state and federal laws, from subdivision requirements to environmental permitting, and use our knowledge to obtain all necessary permits and approvals for a project. We have decades of experience steering clients around potential obstacles and through the often-complex maze of local requirements. 

Our work does not end with obtaining needed approvals. Members of our team who litigate appeals of zoning permits excel at defending approvals against legal challenges that might otherwise scuttle a project. We are familiar with the roadblocks that may arise during the initial phases of a project and are adept at guiding a project successfully beyond the blueprint stage. 

We represent clients in matters involving:

  • Accessibility issues
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Appellate advocacy
  • Civil rights litigation
  • Community advocacy
  • Defense of permits
  • Development
  • Eminent Domain
  • Environmental regulations
  • Extension of permits
  • Fair housing issues
  • Historic preservation
  • Housing
  • Land development
  • Master planning
  • Zoning and subdivision

We represent:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Commercial, industrial, and residential developers
  • Corporations
  • Hospitals and health care institutions
  • Museums and other cultural institutions
  • Outdoor advertising companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies 
  • Telecommunications companies 

As community leaders and attorneys, our team has built rapport with elected officials, government agencies, civic groups and neighborhood associations. These relationships are built on the credibility we have earned through straight talk in our dealings with stakeholders. Our attorneys collaborate with the firm’s construction, eminent domain, environmental, tax and real estate attorneys.