REPRESENTING DEVELOPERS, CITIZENS, AND GOVERNMENTS
When it comes to making land use and zoning decisions, municipalities and government agencies are often required to balance the urgent and important interests of many different groups of people and businesses that play central roles in their communities.
At Whitbeck Benedict & Smith LLP we counsel a wide range of parties — including commercial site developers, energy companies, industries, municipalities and citizen groups — on zoning and land use issues in the Hudson Valley. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.
TAKING A WELL-ROUNDED APPROACH TO LAND USE LAW
Our firm takes a comprehensive approach to land use and zoning, representing developers, government agencies, community groups, and other parties in administrative proceedings, negotiations, and litigation over complex land use issues such as the following:
- Land development: Our attorneys guide commercial, residential and industrial developers through the process of acquiring real estate, obtaining planning and zoning approvals, obtaining environmental approvals, and preparing environmental impact statements.
- Planning and zoning boards: Our firm advises municipal planning and zoning boards throughout the Hudson Valley on general review procedures, zoning and subdivision applications, and SEQRA review. We also represent parties wishing to dispute planning and zoning board decisions, which is governed by New York's Article 78 provisions.
- Legislative drafting and planning: The lawyers at our firm are experienced at helping municipalities, counties and agencies draft zoning laws, subdivision laws, special land use laws, comprehensive plans and other legislation and planning documents.
To discuss your zoning and land use goals with a knowledgeable attorney, contact us today.