Real estate development and construction requires many levels of experience in land use, zoning and entitlements to manage risk and bridge the gap between advocacy and politics that may impact a project.
Locke Lord's land use and zoning lawyers draw on the strengths of our municipal, environmental, and governmental relations to efficiently solve the clients' problems. We represent developers, investors, contractors, architects, engineers, and property owners in all transactional, compliance, due diligence and litigation matters with the highest level of legal sophistication and knowledge in all areas of real estate, land use, zoning and entitlements, and construction necessary to complete a project. Locke Lord's practice group works as a team to assist clients with every aspect of their project from the initial acquisition and financing of the property or project to insurance, construction contracts relating to design consultants and contractors, licenses, easements, development rights, permits, variances, project management, approvals, commercial and residential leasing, and sales.
We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate their development and construction projects by working closely with consultants and representing clients before various state, county, municipal and other governmental agencies and authorities such as the Board of Standards and Appeals, city planning departments, zoning, land use and entitlements departments and agencies, city and county building/permitting departments, landmark preservation committees and environmental control boards.
Because land use is a niche area of legal experience, Locke Lord's land use and zoning lawyers represent clients in all areas of litigation disputes relating to land use, zoning and entitlements, and construction arising out of contracts, property damage, compliance, access, and denials by city and state agencies at both the state and appellate level.