For more than 40 years, Pierce Atwood's interdisciplinary Land Use attorneys have been advising regional and national developers, retailers, utilities, and property owners on complex issues related to their real estate development projects. We help our clients turn their renderings and plans into profitable, tangible development projects by providing guidance at every stage in the process from initial planning through permitting, construction, and occupancy.
Each development project presents a unique set of challenges and potential solutions, and many “land use” issues are not confined to traditional planning and zoning considerations. Our relationships with local planning boards and state and federal regulators, as well as our in-depth knowledge of state and federal land use laws, allows our lawyers to simplify and expedite the land use permitting process. We have successfully obtained federal, state, and local approvals for significant development projects in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and throughout New England.
Our land use attorneys are skilled at identifying potential synergies and business considerations, and we draw upon the depth of the firm, as needed, to meet client objectives. For example, a significant commercial development may involve our land use team, and our state and local tax attorneys for advice on tax increment financing, our real estate attorneys for advice on title, transactional, or ownership documentation, our environmental attorneys for guidance on site assessment, remediation, and technical licensing issues, our construction attorneys to address the bidding process, and our litigation attorneys in judicial appeals.