Experienced, Aggressive Advocates for the Rights of Property Owners
The value of real estate is framed by the use entitlements and limitations established by local zoning laws. As these laws grow more complex — and as groups opposed to development have begun to employ increasingly sophisticated strategies to block projects — property owners need intelligent, experienced counsel to help them navigate the thicket of land use regulation and litigation.
The real estate lawyers of Hunton & Williams LLP have experience advising and entitling property owners across the United States. In addition to our knowledge of land use law and an understanding of intricate business and political issues, we have developed long-term working relationships with key professionals such as civil engineers, architects, environmental specialists, traffic engineers, elected and appointed officials, planning departments and civic and community groups. We have found these skills, understandings, instincts and relationships to be beneficial regardless of jurisdiction or location.
Recent client engagements have involved regional shopping malls and retail facilities of all sizes; hotels, office parks, mixed-use developments, single-family detached, attached and multifamily housing communities, rehabilitated buildings, community revitalization developments, assisted-living centers and retirement communities, a broad range of infrastructure, utility and landfill projects and valuation-related litigation such as condemnations and tax appeals.
We advise clients in the following key areas: