Our experience includes these matters:

  • We represent Total Wine & More with its Midwest expansion, handling all land use, development, and liquor licensing matters.

  • We represented a large Nevada gaming company in obtaining zoning approvals necessary for entitlement of a project involving construction of a $675 million hotel/casino on more than 40 acres in Aliante, an upscale, master-planned community in North Las Vegas. We coordinated compliance with the requirements of numerous public agencies and helped win the support of neighborhood groups. The project required a new freeway interchange and a regional flood control system. 

  • Our team represented the University of Pennsylvania on land-use matters and planning and historic due diligence when the university acquired a U.S. Postal Service hub in Center City Philadelphia. Because the postal facility had been federal property, the firm advised on the land-use, zoning, building, and other municipal implications of obtaining property containing improvements outside of local municipal regulations. 

  • We represented a large commercial developer in the largest public-private partnership project in Nevada. Our representation began with a contentious RFP process and a series of public hearings to construct a large, commercial complex on 75 acres of vacant land adjacent to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The project has 100,000 square feet of retail space, including two big-box anchor tenants, 50 additional retail stores and restaurants, 700,000 square feet of office space, and a recreational facility. We helped our client with complex issues relating to public contracting, union relations, and neighborhood compatibility. 

  • Thomas Jefferson University hired our team to obtain City of Philadelphia approvals (Department of Licenses & Inspections, Zoning Board of Adjustment, City Planning Commission, Arts Commission, Streets Department, City Council, Fairmount Park Commission, and Historical Commission) for the exterior site improvements component of Jefferson’s 10-year master plan. 

  • We negotiated, drafted, and obtained approval for a new zoning ordinance in Wasatch County, Utah—the Resort Specially Planned Area Zone—for the planning and development of a mixed-use resort project to contain hotels, retail, residential, golf, and other resort improvements. 

  • We represented the American Revolution Center in connection with drafting a Living History Overlay District to permit museum, conference center, hotel, and alternative development uses for land at Valley Forge National Park.