Land Use & Local Government Relations

Our Land Use and Local Government Relations team assists clients by adeptly navigating complex regulatory regimes that govern the use and development of real estate, whether it is an intensive transit oriented urban development, an infill mixed-use community, the adaptive reuse of a historic property, a greenfield development with inadequate public infrastructure, or a small project that requires a special use permit.

Effective land use representation requires a thorough knowledge of the relevant legal, intergovernmental, and political environments, as well as a practical, results-oriented approach. Our team helps clients understand dynamic regulatory environments with regard to land use, planning, public-private partnerships and zoning issues related to the construction, financing, acquisition, disposition, and management of real estate projects.

We represent clients who have substantial experience in the land use arena, as well as those facing land use challenges for the first time. In addition, our team regularly collaborates with colleagues in our Commercial Real Estate and Environmental practice areas to address clients' related needs in investment/development, regeneration, leasing, acquisitions, and many other transactions.

We regularly represent an array of private and public clients, including:

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • National and international office and retail developers
  • National home builders
  • Apartment and condominium developers
  • Mixed-use/urban regeneration developers
  • Real estate funds
  • Health care institutions
  • Affordable housing developers
  • Developers of historic structures and brownfields sites
  • Power generation companies (traditional and renewable energy)