Planning, Zoning & Permitting

I can help you because I’ve worked within the system for decades.  I know how these boards think and I know what they are looking for in an application.  I also know how to effectively fight then when they are being petty or irrational. Please let me know if you need help with any of the following.

Preparing Applications

  • Administrative rezoning applications
  • Zoning Board applications
  • Zoning appeals
  • Preparing clear and explanatory land use graphics appropriate to your situation

Presenting to Local Decision Makers

  • City or County Staff
  • Development Committees
  • Zoning Board
  • Governing Body
  • Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA)

Appealing Unfavorable Decisions

  • Appealing the Zoning Board’s decision
  • Appealing the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s decision
  • Appealing the Governing Body’s decision

Making Your Legal Case

  • Challenging the Constitutionality of a law, regulation, or decision
  • Challenging the administrative process they are asking you to navigate
  • Challenging the staff’s interpretation of a word, regulation, or law.
  • Appealing the Board of Zoning Adjustment’s decision to court
  • Challenging the Governing Body’s decision

I don’t practice this area of law because I want to get rich.  I practice in this area of the law because over the course of my 20 year career in local government I saw too many good people get denied, run over, ignored, or had their right to a fair process mangled because they didn’t know the law, or how to effectively stick up for themselves.  I know the law, the process, the people, and how to be a cost-effective advocate for your rights.