Land Use & Zoning

Overcoming land use and zoning issues can be a deceptively informal process. We help our clients navigate the intricacies of the system and guide you through the potential traps so the outcome of your project isn’t jeopardized. We do so by utilizing a hybrid approach combining our experience in construction, government, transactional leasing, enforcement litigation, real estate litigation and tax matters.   Our attorneys build relationships with our clients and the entities with which we work, including governmental entities that we deal with closely (both behind the scenes and in front of administration and township trustees). Due to these strong relationships and our experience in the field, we are often called upon by outside agencies to form a team of zoning and land use experts. We use these connections and knowledge to vigorously advocate for our clients throughout the courts, including the Supreme Court of Ohio.   We will advocate on your behalf with our unique experience in all three governmental areas of board zoning administration, state legislation and trustees/courts. It is this collaborative, experienced approach that will give you the peace of mind knowing you are in good hands.

Areas of Practice

  • • Conditional use approvals
  • • Development agreements
  • • Development approvals
  • • Eminent domain
  • • Government negotiations
  • • Just compensation
  • • Representation in front of City Council, Planning Commission, County Counsel, Court of Common Pleas, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Ohio.
  • • Rezoning
  • • Site Plans
  • • Sub division approvals
  • • Use approvals
  • • Variance approvals
  • • Zoning appeals

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John Swansinger

Office Partner-in-Charge

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