Land Use and Zoning

Land Use and Zoning

The Eastburn and Gray land use group is one of only four law firms in the Philadelphia Region that has been recognized by US News and World Report as a 2015 “Best Law Firm” in the field of Land Use and Zoning.

Our experienced land use attorneys provide assistance in all aspects of land use law including zoning matters, subdivision and development, and land sales and acquisition in Bucks County, Montgomery County, the Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania.

Our attorneys regularly appear before planning commissions, governing bodies of municipalities and zoning hearing boards in Pennsylvania. We also represent clients before the Environmental Hearing Board and other Pennsylvania administrative agencies.

Land Use Mediation

The Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, the state-wide enabling legislation for zoning, subdivision, and land development contains a mediation option relating to matters before a zoning hearing board or municipal governing body. This option provides a viable alternative to extensive and expensive litigation involving real estate, land use, and zoning. Mediation is an optional, voluntary method for resolution of hotly contested land use applications and controversies, a professionally guided dispute resolution between/among parties who agree to talk and negotiate. Through mediation, disputes may be reduced or resolved in a manner which is less formal and more conciliatory. The benefits of mediation can include speed in achieving resolution, control of the process and mediator, an opportunity to narrow the issues, and the ability of the disputing parties to maintain a working relationship.

Our land use attorneys focus on recommending the best course of action for our clients in order to achieve their objectives without unnecessary delay.

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