The Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning practice group combines the firm’s strengths in transactional real estate and land use and zoning to deliver a wide array of real property related services to homeowners, business owners, landowners, builders and developers. From the analysis of a transaction’s structure through negotiation and preparation of documents, financing and settlement, the firm guides clients through sales and purchase transactions, lease agreements, lot sale and purchase agreements, contract disputes, property disputes, and tax-free exchanges under the Internal Revenue Code. In matters of land use and development, the firm interacts with governmental authorities and community groups, and counsels clients in matters of project feasibility, zoning, subdivision, site plan approval, permits, historic resources, condemnation, environmental concerns, and master plan and comprehensive zoning issues.
The firm's real estate lawyers are closely assisted with settlement and related title matters by local title companies serving the Eastern Shore, including Venture Title Company.
Representative firm matters in the area of Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning include:
- Represented an owner in the negotiation of a long term commercial lease with a national chain tenant and construction financing for this project.
- Assisted numerous sellers in tax-free exchanges of real estate, including deferred and reverse exchanges
- Represented a contract purchaser/property owner in the purchase, financing, rezoning, subdivision and development of a site for a large commercial use.
- Represented buyer in acquisition of $3,250,000 parcel of real estate and conservation easement planning.