Collin Brown is a Member of Alexander Ricks PLLC and focuses his practice on land use, zoning and governmental relations. He represents land owners and developers on a wide range of development projects, including commercial, mixed-use, office and transportation, and is engaged in development projects from the rezoning stage through the issuance of building permits and enforcement issues that arise during the life of a development. Mr. Brown regularly works with local Boards of Adjustment, City Councils, County Commissions, and other local governmental bodies on behalf of clients seeking approvals or opposing local government decisions relating to zoning, permitting, changes of use, variances, annexations, special use permits, site plans, subdivisions and right-of-way abandonments. He has obtained entitlements for some of the largest and most sophisticated development projects in the Charlotte region. Mr. Brown is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), a distinction he earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED AP, he has a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED Rating System. He was the first North Carolina attorney to earn this credential.