Why are we a recognized leader in Land Use & Real Estate law? Today’s proposed developments, both large and small, often receive unprecedented level of scrutiny from staff, commissioners, members of the public, and interested organizations. Our deep familiarity with Connecticut’s land use process lets us confidently usher clients through the maze of legal, regulatory, legislative and interpersonal issues inherent in the development process.We approach every matter with a critical eye to the details that enhance a project’s viability, including compliance with local, state and federal statutes and regulations, all aspects of land use permitting, and environmental issues. We handle a broad range of projects throughout Connecticut, including ground-up residential, commercial and mixed-use developments, redevelopments of brownfields and former industrial sites, medical office buildings, senior housing communities, and recreational facilities.
Our clients include prominent developers, property owners, stakeholders, and municipalities in sophisticated land use and zoning matters before local, state, regional and federal agencies. In addition, we are often retained by international, national and regional corporations undertaking new developments or expansions across the state.
Our work encompasses appearances before local planning, zoning, wetland, and conservation commissions across Connecticut, as well as various state agencies, including the Office of State Traffic Administration and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Beyond legal technicalities, clients value our strategic input navigating the development process, including the interpersonal and community issues that often arise when projects come under public scrutiny. Whether it’s a highly visible development with numerous stakeholders and complex concerns or one that’s relatively straightforward in nature, we arm our clients with pragmatic advice from concept to completion.
We also have a seasoned team that initiates and defends administrative appeals from local and state agency decisions, handling land use and related appeals before the Connecticut Supreme, Appellate and Superior Courts. In addition, our attorneys have litigated a variety of real estate issues, from easement disputes to specific performance actions in several venues across the state.