Montgomery County, PA Land Use and Zoning Attorneys

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Land Use and Zoning

When disputes about land use and zoning arise, legal support can help protect your land and rights. Whether clients are seeking approval from government agencies, legislative bodies, or courts in order to build and develop their property, our attorneys are here to help. Friedman Schuman represents a variety of clients across numerous industries. Our attorneys are experienced in handling matters before local government and zoning hearing boards. We are well-versed in securing township and county permits and approvals for a wide variety of land use and zoning matters. If you require strong legal representation from an experienced team of real estate attorneys, contact Friedman Schuman today.

Our legal services

Matters related to land use and zoning can range from very simple to incredibly complicated. No matter the complexity, you should retain legal advice from an experienced attorney. We pride ourselves on the ability to create a streamlined plan to obtain all approvals required by state and/or local governmental agencies, quickly providing our clients a return on their investment. Our firm is proud to represent a variety of clients, including:

  • Universities
  • Developers
  • Landlords
  • Businesses
  • Religious Institutions
  • Housing Complexes
  • Individuals

The skilled attorneys at Friedman Schuman are proud to provide quality land use and zoning legal services related to matters of:

  • Development Projects
  • Variances
  • Special Exceptions
  • Subdivision Approvals
  • Zoning
  • Planning
  • Land use
  • Securing township and county permits

Zoning hearings

When someone intends to develop a property, they are generally required to go through a zoning hearing in the local municipality. At the hearing, decisions about the impending development can be made by a zoning board, which is typically comprised of members of the community. Neighbors who have questions or concerns about the land use or development are welcome to attend the hearing. The board can take all information into consideration and make a decision based upon the information presented by the applicant and the community. It is prudent to have an attorney present at the hearing to represent you, to ensure all of the requirements under the town’s Planning Code are met.

Contact a Montgomery County land use and zoning attorney

When you need legal guidance for a matter in Pennsylvania and New Jersey related to land use, development, or zoning, it is important to retain the experience of a skilled attorney. The attorneys at Friedman Schuman work diligently to provide effective legal services that best meet the needs of the client. Our firm has over 40 years of experience representing clients in these matters. If you require strong legal representation from a trusted legal team, contact Friedman Schuman to schedule a consultation.

Our Real Estate Success Stories

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 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 a regional commercial developer in all aspects of the development of several large shopping center projects and a multitude of free-standing retail properties.

Represented a charitable organization in the purchase, financing, and zoning of the Elkins Estate, a venerable 42-acre landmark.

Represented a regional commercial real estate investment partnership in connection with the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of retail drug store properties.

Represented landlords in the negotiation of leases and operation and easement agreements with some of the nation’s largest “big box” retailers such as Lowes, Wal-Mart, Best-Buy, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority and Old Navy.

$5 million settlement and a court-ordered receivership in a partnership dispute concerning a real estate development and management company.

Represented buyer in acquisition and financing of 31,000 square-foot office building

Represented seller of $15,000,000 apartment complex in Central Pennsylvania

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