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Real Estate Land Use

Zoning and land use regulations drive large portions of development and Stephen Hance has extensive experience representing clients in zoning and land use disputes. Hance Law Firm knows the maze of local municipal regulations and the process of working with county boards at all stages of the zoning process.

We can guide you through the process of applying for a zoning permit before your project even takes off. We can guide you through the requirements and the seemingly endless administrative requirements necessary to get your project approved. Hance Law Firm can also represent your interests before zoning commissions and boards and negotiate approval for your project.

Hance Law Firm Pulls from their Deep Knowledge of Real Estate Law, Business Law and Local Marketplaces to Position your Interests During Zoning and Land Use Considerations.

As communities change and grow, sometimes zoning laws are slow to catch up and the result can be a real headache for property owners. Nonconforming uses or structures are a good example of this. Nonconforming uses or structures are those that were in existence prior to a municipality establishing an ordinance which now prohibits such uses or structures. Municipal zoning boards are authorized to determine whether such a structure or use qualifies as a pre-existing, non-conforming use and Hance Law Firm can represent you in proceedings related to nonconforming uses. Preexisting nonconforming structures and uses are a complicated area of land use law that require experienced counsel to make sure your rights and interests are fully represented.

Hance Law Firm can also represent you or your business should you need a variance to an existing zoning law or should you have an objection to a proposed variance of another property owner. We have experience representing both applicants and objectors and know what a zoning board will be looking for when determining the approval/denial of a variance application and the specific legal criteria related to each.

If a planning board or a zoning board denies your application for a variance you have the right to appeal that decision and Hance Law Firm can represent you in that process. The time to appeal a decision can be short so it is imperative you contact an attorney as soon as possible. If that doesn't happen instead property owners can be forced to revise their building plans and sometimes this can end a project all together. Before that happens contact Hance Law Firm so we can help you resolve this dispute.

Land use and zoning law issues can involve complicated and multi-layered decision-making processes that can make or break a real estate development. Variances and nonconforming use determinations can impact the valuation of your property for years to come. If you or your business is facing a land use dispute, contact the Wayzata-based Hance Law Firm and make sure your rights are protected.

Hance Law Firm, LTD

Today's businesses face an uncertain climate and more than ever need effective, knowledgeable counsel to help guide them to success. The attorneys at Hance Law Firm take pride in the comprehensive and reliable legal counsel they provide to their clients.

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