Municipal law requires an understanding of local governance, including administrative procedures, ordinances, tort immunity, and applicable state law and appeal procedures. Municipalities touch many facets of individual lives and business management. Shanahan & Voigt, LLC provides counsel regarding construction permits and approvals, land-use and zoning matters, construction code enforcement including notices of violation, tax assessment appeals, utilizing public records requests in furtherance of client objectives, assistance with ordinance interpretation and compliance, exploring conservation and similar agreements with localities, and advocating for clients suffering damages from matters under the control of municipalities, such as storm water.
In addition to directly representing clients in municipal applications, we often use our understanding and knowledge of municipal requirements to resolve permit issues in real estate transaction, provide strategies for clearing title, obtain information needed to better draft contracts on behalf of clients, and to compel relief as needed.
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