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Clark Hill attorneys have represented clients in all legal aspects relating to the use of land, including zoning, condemnation, and related litigation. Our land use practitioners are adept at guiding clients through the land use approval process, which can involve negotiating with governmental officials, applying for and obtaining site plan approvals, variances, and special land use permits. We have represented clients before a variety of governmental bodies such as planning commissions, zoning boards of appeal, and city councils. Our attorneys represent both property owners and governmental authorities in condemnation matters and have extensive experience appearing before state and federal courts.

Additionally, our land use clients have at their disposal the resources of attorneys in all areas of our firm – including litigation, real estate, transactions, tax, construction, condemnation, and environmental law.

Our attorneys also have extensive experience in low and moderate housing finance, construction contract, zoning, signage, and site plan approval, DNR/DEQ in wetland and marina matters, and civil rights violations.

In addition to our private sector clients, we have represented local governmental authorities on land use related issues, including drafting and revising zoning ordinances, and in matters related to the government’s exercise of the power of eminent domain.

Our land use attorneys have broad “practical” experience, as a result of serving as members of planning commissions and zoning boards of appeal, and have participated in drafting, revising, and interpreting zoning ordinances.

Our land use clients include manufacturers, gas stations, grocery chains, radio broadcasting companies, aluminum recyclers, petroleum, and others.