Pennsylvania Lawyers Handling A Range Of Land Use And Zoning Issues

Attorneys in Friedman Schuman's Land Use and Zoning Practice represent a wide range of clients across a variety of industries seeking approval from government agencies, legislative bodies, and courts in order to build and develop their property. Our attorneys are very experienced in handling matters before local government and zoning hearing boards, as well as in securing municipal, state and federal permits and approvals for a wide variety of development projects, including variances, special exceptions, and subdivision approvals in Philadelphia and the five-county area.

Friedman Schuman lawyers are very familiar with the local government approval process, and are uniquely positioned to shepherd a development project through the often thorny local process in as efficient and effective a manner as possible. Our attorneys are leaders in their field, and have developed a reputation for cutting-edge innovation in zoning, planning, and land development.

Our lawyers' experience in handling even the most complex land use matters gives Friedman Schuman the unique ability to represent property owners and applicants as expeditiously and cost-effectively as possible. We pride ourselves on the ability to work with our clients to create a streamlined plan to obtain all approvals required by local governmental agencies so our clients can quickly begin to realize a return on their investment.

Representative Transactions

  • Facilitated a unique partnership between local municipalities and a private developer to improve telecommunication infrastructure construction and development process
  • Successfully secured zoning and land development approval for an 85-unit age-restricted housing complex in Elkins Park for Federation Housing
  • Represented a synagogue in a landmark federal case with claims based on violations of The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA)
  • Represented developers and landlords of convenience food stores in zoning and land development applications
  • Represented large Philadelphia university in the approval and development of two high-rise student housing centers with retail complements

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