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Zoning & Land Use

Michigan Zoning Law and Land Use Attorneys

The ability to use or develop real estate often requires sophisticated legal counsel. The law firm of Myers & Myers, PLLC has extensive experience helping developers, builders, businesses and individuals successfully maneuver projects through a myriad of zoning law and land use regulations and approvals required by local, county and/or state government agencies.

Regardless of the scope of your project − from a residential variance request to obtaining the necessary approvals for a large commercial or industrial development − our lawyers possess the knowledge and experience to provide all necessary legal assistance to efficiently navigate your project through a successful approval process.

In the zoning and land use approval process, time spent is money lost. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with all aspects of the local, county and state regulatory approval process in Michigan. We understand the issues and recognize the potential obstacles to be avoided. Our experience can help you minimize the delay and expense in securing the approval of your project.

The following are examples of land use and zoning law issues on which we routinely assist clients:

  • Representation before zoning boards of appeals and planning commissions
  • Rezoning of property
  • Conditional/contract rezoning
  • Planned Unit Development (PUD) approval
  • Site plan approval
  • Special use permits
  • Variances
  • Land divisions under the Michigan Land Division Act
  • Nonconforming uses
  • Special assessments
  • Litigation and administrative appeals
  • Contract zoning
  • Riparian rights disputes

Zoning and Land Use Litigation

Our experience with zoning law and land use matters also extends to the representation of clients in litigation and administrative appeals throughout the state and in federal courts.

If the approval of a project is held up by a governmental body or agency, the factual information and legal arguments presented to the government agency are the foundation of a future legal challenge and crucial to its success. While the goal is always an expedited voluntary approval, our lawyers can ensure that an appropriate record is established if future legal proceedings become necessary.

When legal recourse does become necessary, we are prepared to aggressively challenge the government's actions, as we have successfully done on behalf of numerous clients.

To speak to an attorney at Myers & Myers, PLLC, concerning a land use or zoning law issue: fill out the contact form on this site. From our office in Livingston County, centrally located between Lansing and Detroit, we are able to serve clients throughout Michigan.