The Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell team regularly represents public and private parties in administrative proceedings and litigation regarding zoning, comprehensive planning and other land use issues. Complex land use issues frequently include an additional challenge: they are often high profile, publicly controversial subjects.
We regularly represent clients before planning boards, city councils and other decision-making bodies, where we develop cases that address the political and policy needs of persuasion and the need to develop a strong record for any future challenges. When our clients find themselves the subject of judicial action, we use our extensive knowledge of land use litigation to maximize the chances of success.
Our lawyers serve on (or have served on) planning and other boards in cities where they live. They have participated in hundreds of quasi-judicial land use matters, drafted and negotiated zoning ordinances, developed and approved comprehensive and area plans, and heard zoning appeals and requests for variances. Our experience as deciding officials, proponents and opponents in land use matters enables us to provide the best counsel, strategy, and advocacy.