Land Use & Zoning

Specializing Attorneys

Kyle W. Barnett - Van DeWater & Van DeWater - Poughkeepsie NY

Kyle W. Barnett
Partner

James E. Nelson - Van DeWater & Van DeWater - Poughkeepsie NY

James E. Nelson
Counsel

Sarah Ryan
Associate

Van DeWater & Van DeWater LLP has decades of experience representing clients in land use and zoning matters. Our land use and zoning attorneys handle all legal aspects of complex site development, from zoning changes to special permits, variances to tax abatements and obtaining site plan approval.

Our land use clients include developers, owners, condominium and co-op boards, public authorities and lenders. In addition, we have extensive experience representing numerous municipalities with respect to zoning, building code matters and environmental law issues (including, but not limited to SEQRA).

Our development and land use attorneys regularly counsel local governments with respect to public-private-partnerships, affordable housing initiatives. Indeed our team has drafted and revised numerous pieces of land use legislation and local laws.

Our zoning and land use lawyers regularly advise clients on:

  • Real property acquisition due diligence and analysis
  • Transfer of development rights
  • Eminent domain (otherwise known as condemnation or “takings”) proceedings
  • Application for use and area variances and special permits
    Tax abatements