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Land Use & Zoning


Milwaukee Land Use & Zoning Lawyers

Helping Clients with Issues Related to Land Use and Zoning throughout Wisconsin

The way in which a parcel of land can be used by its owner or leaseholder can have a significant impact on its value, the success of a business, or even the quality of life for a person who lives on it. Municipalities impose land use restriction on areas through the process of zoning, whereby a particular area is designated for a particular use. Common zoning designations include residential, commercial, and mixed use, all of which mean exactly what one may think they would mean. While it may initially seem that land use and zoning issues would not present significant complications, in reality, it is a very complicated area of law that often requires the assistance of a skilled attorney.

Representing Individuals Involving Zoning Disputes

Zoning and land use regulations are often vague and difficult to understand without significant experience and legal training. In addition, the legal issues that arise in zoning disputes often involve a mix of local regulations, state law, judicial decisions, and constitutional law, making them extremely complicated and technical. At Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP, we regularly work with clients that have a variety of legal issues related to land use and zoning, including the following:

  • Rezoning issues
  • Rezonings that effectuate a taking of the property
  • Applying for variances
  • Administrative hearings
  • Appeals
  • Applying for special permits
  • Injunctive relief
  • Regulatory guidance

Zoning and land use regulations can affect any party with an interest in land. For example, a residential property owner who wants to add an addition to their home may be unable to do so due to the setback requirements of the city in which he or she lives. Likewise, a restaurant owner who realizes that the property may be more valuable as a late-night bar may be unable to pursue that business model because of local regulations. Fortunately for landowners, there are often ways that a skilled lawyer can help avoid these and other restrictions that may be an impediment to a proposed course of action.

Call a Wisconsin Zoning Attorney to Discuss Your Case

If you are involved in a dispute related to zoning regulations or would like to discuss a prospective land use issue that may arise in the future, you should call our office today. We work with clients throughout Wisconsin, including in the communities of Shorewood, Green Bay, Racine, Waukesha, and Milwaukee. To schedule a case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP today at 414-271-1440 or contact us online.

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