We regularly represent commercial, residential, mixed use, urban and historic redevelopment, and industrial projects in all facets of land use and zoning matters throughout Virginia and work regularly with State and local agencies and government bodies involved in approving development requests. We are well-versed in obtaining local land use permits and other related local, state and federal permits and approvals necessary to successfully develop real property, including environmental and historic preservation concerns.
The extent of our land use practice allows us to continually establish new and maintain existing relationships with local governing officials and staff as well as relevant consultants, developers and civic and community groups. We also participate as members and leaders of multiple industry associations, business organizations and political committees to further enhance our services, as well as expand our support network available to you. These associations with decision makers can be critical in successfully and effectively navigating land use matters.
We have a proven track record in handling high-profile, complicated zoning and land use cases, with particular experience in mixed use developments. We are often called upon to assist clients in negotiating tax credit, tax incentives and similar development agreements for business relocations, new construction, historic and other redevelopment projects and improvements related to real estate development.
Beyond typical land use and zoning cases, our land use team is intimately involved in real estate transactions in the purchase or sale of businesses and real property, as well as in leasing and financing transactions. Our experience enables us to identify land use issues at an early stage in transactions to help protect our clients from unanticipated costs and risks.
We also provide representation to property owners in negotiating with government entities exercising their power of eminent domain. We focus on attempting to obtain adequate compensation and to ensure the condemnation does not result in the subject property becoming less valuable or more difficult to develop.