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Land Use & Development

Land Use & Development

Kuhn Rogers regularly represents clients who own, or are looking to purchase, land for the purpose of development. We thoroughly counsel our clients regarding every aspect and at every stage of the process, from the inception of a purchase agreement through the conclusion of the real estate development process. Our comprehensive legal service incorporates our land use lawyer team's breadth and depth of experience in related practice areas, including real estate, finance, and environmental law.

Kuhn Rogers’ land use lawyer team routinely appears before planning commissions, zoning boards of appeal, township boards of trustees, village and city councils, downtown development authorities, brownfield development authorities, historic preservation boards, and other regulatory bodies to represent our clients’ interests. Our services include counsel and advocacy regarding such issues as:

  • Negotiation, drafting, and review of purchase agreements
  • Review of property
  • Land use approvals
  • Agency approvals for the development of property
  • Appeals of administrative decisions regarding zoning and land use
  • Variances
  • Easements/right of way
  • Conservation easements
  • Enterprise zones
  • Financing and bonding
  • Land use tax assessments
  • Opinion letters
  • Performance agreements
  • Underground and above-ground plan reviews
  • Review and analysis of Special Assessment Districts (SAD)
  • Enforcement actions
  • Litigation arising out of the acquisition of property or approval for its use

Among the projects in which we have represented clients are residential developments including licensed mobile home parks and subsidized and low-income housing and retail developments.

Kuhn Rogers has been a fixture in the legal landscape of Northern Michigan for over a century, and in that time, we have helped our clients to shape the literal landscape as well. Our clients rely on our attorneys’ decades of experience in land use and development matters as well as adjacent practice areas.

We take pride in advising our clients not only from the beginning of a project through its conclusion, but regarding every legal issue that could impact the acquisition of property or its development. Our proactive approach enables our clients to make informed decisions and avoid unnecessary delay and expense,

To learn more about Kuhn Rogers’ land use lawyer team, please contact Kuhn Rogers to schedule a consultation.