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Real Estate Development and Subdivision Attorney

April 13, 2020 — by John Conger
Tags: Real Estate Law

Fence dividing landMany real estate owners assume that they have the right to use, divide, and develop their property as they seem fit. In reality, there are numerous laws in place at the local, state, and federal levels that oversee land use.

Real estate developers can ensure they are following all applicable regulations (and avoid potential penalties) by working with a knowledgeable real estate development and subdivision attorney. The team of real estate attorneys at Shore, McKinley, Conger & Jolley, LLP are happy to assist clients from Stockton, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and surrounding areas deal with any land use issues they encounter.

Who Should Use a Real Estate Attorney?

Any property owner may require the assistance of a real estate attorney at one point or another. However, real estate developers can especially benefit from the services these types of attorneys provide. Individuals or organizations who buy land with the plan of building property, creating subdivisions, designing a large scale community project, or using the land for commercial use should have a trusted real estate attorney on their team, as they will require their services frequently.

How Can a Real Estate Attorney Assist with Land Development and Subdivision?

Land development and subdivision projects take time and commitment. Through each stage of the process, real estate developers face obstacles and regulations that need to be addressed. The attorneys at Shore, McKinley, Conger & Jolley, LLP can assist our clients through all stages of the land development process, including planning, environmental assessments, permit approval, and any necessary litigation.

Our attorneys are well acquainted with developers, stakeholders, government officials, and environmental experts in the area. We understand the laws and regulations that our clients deal with as they develop their land, and we can assist our clients with land use matters efficiently and effectively.

Common Land Use Issues

There are many aspects of real estate development and the subdivision of property. First-time developers are often unaware of all that goes into a real estate project. Even those who have experience in real estate development will face issues that require legal expertise. Some of the land use issues that can be addressed with the help of our real estate attorneys include:

  • Obtaining permits and entitlements (including development agreements, subdivision maps, and zoning changes)
  • Drafting and negotiating real estate agreements
  • Presenting at administrative hearings before planning commissions, city councils, and board of supervisors
  • Obtaining an environmental impact assessment to demonstrate compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Providing legal representation in issues involving land use litigation or appeals

Contact Our Attorneys

The real estate attorneys at Shore, McKinley, Conger & Jolley, LLP can help you navigate the regulations regarding real estate development, subdivision, and land use. To learn more about our services and how our legal team can be of assistance, reach out to us online at your earliest convenience or call (209) 477-8171.