Land Use Issues

Decades of experience helping clients navigate complex land use litigation
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Property Attorneys For Land Use Issues

Land use is a highly regulated area of property and real estate law. At Gross McGinley, LLP, our teams of property lawyers, real estate attorneys, and other legal professionals work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. We’ve cultivated longstanding professional relationships with officials and municipalities in Allentown and throughout the Lehigh Valley, which gives us a significant edge in helping our clients resolve land use disputes.

What to know about legal representation for land use issues:

Are the lawyers at Gross McGinley experienced in cases involving all types of land use issues?

Which types of real estate development matters do you handle?

Can your real estate attorneys help with easements and property line disputes?

Can you assist my company with issues involving environmental property law?

How do your lawyers defend property owners’ rights?

Why should I choose the land use attorneys at Gross McGinley to handle my legal matters?



Our Real Estate Lawyers Handle All Types of Land Use Issues

Our team possesses the knowledge and experience to assist you with all phases and types of real estate transactions, planning, and development. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business, private landowner, municipality, lender, or developer, our property lawyers work across various sectors and industries to prevent and remedy land use issues.

Our experienced team advises and represents clients in matters such as:

  • Securing federal, state, and local government approvals for a diverse range of projects
  • Planning and zoning board approvals
  • Navigating appeals through the court systems
  • Gaining or protecting rights to use the property as you see fit
  • Challenging zoning regulations and land use restrictions
  • Obtaining building code and zoning variances
  • Enforcing, modifying, or removing easements and restrictions
  • Lawsuits involving property line disputes
  • Contract negotiations
  • Land use and development planning
  • Eminent domain and condemnation litigation
  • Environmental studies, regulation, and litigation
  • Property tax assessment appeals

As experienced litigation attorneys, we’ve helped our clients achieve their goals with appearances before local zoning boards, state administrative agencies, county courts, and state appellate courts. Our real estate lawyers have successfully defended against challenges to development and zoning approvals and building code violations. We have a record of success in appealing board decisions at the state level as well.



Real Estate Development

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A comprehensive review of a construction or development project is critical. Our property lawyers guide you through real estate development projects from beginning to end. Whether it’s a municipal, residential, commercial, industrial, or mixed-use development, it’s important to ensure plans are compliant with all relevant local, state, and federal land use and permitting requirements.

Our Allentown property attorneys help you develop and review plans to address and prevent potential pitfalls before they happen. Our team can also assist you with processes for seeking variances, modifications, and appeals for current environmental rules and zoning ordinances.



Easements And Property Line Disputes

Easement issues can arise in many different circumstances. Generally, an easement is a right to cross or otherwise use another party’s land for a limited purpose. Some easements are required due to a contractual right. Other easements exist under land use and zoning regulations or state common law.

Although a disagreement over where to put a fence or encroachment of a tree into a neighbor’s yard may not seem like a big deal, property line disputes are a common source of litigation in Pennsylvania. Our land use lawyers handle complex easement and property line issues for individuals, businesses, and organizations such as public utility companies and municipalities.



Environmental Regulations

Issues with environmental regulations may arise under federal law, state law, or a combination of both. State and federal regulations change frequently, and determining which ones apply to your project can be challenging. These laws are notoriously complex and require the knowledge and experience of property attorneys who are well-versed in environmental property law. If you’ve been notified of violations or enforcement action, our land use attorneys work quickly to determine the most effective course of action to address and resolve these issues.



Our Property Lawyers Fight For Your Rights

Every property owner has rights. For example, when the government condemns your land for public use, you have a right to fair compensation. In addition, if you own land with someone as a tenant in common, you have the right to partition the land so you can own your piece of it individually. Hiring real estate attorneys who help you stand your ground can enable you to obtain the full amount of compensation or property you rightfully deserve.



Why Choose Us?

If you’re in the construction or real estate business, having a skilled land use lawyer on your side can mean the difference between completing a successful project on time or being stalled for months or years. The attorneys at Gross McGinley, LLP are experienced litigators who help property owners settle disputes both inside and outside of the courtroom. We’re dedicated to fighting for your rights and protecting your interests. We strive for continuous improvement and work toward extraordinary outlooks for all our clients.

Schedule A Consultation With An Allentown Property Lawyer

For more than 40 years, the team at Gross McGinley, LLP has provided exceptional counsel and litigation services to clients in Pennsylvania and beyond. Our collaborative, client-first philosophy is built on a foundation of integrity, respect, and professionalism. To schedule a consultation with a property attorney in Allentown, contact us online or call us at 610-820-5450 today.

Land Use Issues Team

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