Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell lawyers have extensive expertise helping clients navigate the procedural labyrinth of laws protecting historic and archaeological resources. It is critical that these issues be promptly identified and adequately addressed in the planning phase of large land use projects. Without specialized assistance, local governments may miss opportunities to protect the social, cultural and economic health of their communities by using historic preservation laws to guide local development. We apply our background in these laws to identify both obligations and opportunities as a threshold matter, enabling our clients to make informed choices about design, planning and regulation.
We are known for our innovative applications of historic preservation laws—a result of having built a national practice representing development interests, local governments and individuals. We assist local governments in benefiting from the protections afforded by historic preservation laws. We also counsel project proponents on their obligations and development decisions to ensure their projects accommodate historic concerns, and litigate historic preservation issues in the federal courts.