Real Estate & Land Use
Due to the complex and ever-changing landscape of the real estate business, clients require experienced, forward-thinking attorneys. We assist our clients in the whole spectrum of the legal issues related to real estate transactions from property investigation and due diligence, through acquisition and financing, to leasing and sale. Our attorneys are well versed in the legal requirements for property transfers, land development and division, government compliance and permitting, condemnations, water and natural resource law, and environmental compliance and remediation.
We work with private and public clients who build projects assisting them in securing land use approvals, and litigating land use matters when necessary. Fundamental to a successful land use practice is an intimate understanding of the political process. Through civic involvement and building respectful professional relationships with government officials, we’ve developed valuable knowledge and insight. Representing municipal and commercial clients requires an understanding of land use, water law, shorelines and critical areas regulations, the State Environmental Policy Act, the Shorelines Management Act, the Growth Management Act, and other applicable state and federal statutes. Our land use attorneys are experienced at practicing before the state and local boards, commissions, and agencies that enforce these laws and regulations.
Today’s complexity of land development, and real property financing, acquisition and leasing requires the skills inherent to our firm.