Land Use, Zoning, and Real Estate Development

Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio has earned an outstanding reputation in the field of land use and real estate development. The Firm represents many international and national corporations, local businesses, real estate developers and homebuilders in securing government approvals for projects in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have secured approvals for:

  • Supermarket and shopping centers
  • Cellular telephone and other telecommunications facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Service stations
  • Medical complexes and hospitals
  • Nursing homes, assisted living and congregate care facilities
  • Nursery schools and day care centers
  • Hotels
  • Industrial buildings
  • Recreational facilities
  • Residential developments
  • Office buildings
  • Retail centers
  • Mixed use developments

The attorneys at Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio are leaders in the fields of land use and real estate law. Greg Meese is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use Law Section and counsel to the Builders Association of Northern New Jersey. Mr. Meese is also the Editor of the Land Use Citator, published by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Gail Price is the chair of the Bergen County Bar Association Land Use Law Section. Lou D’Arminio is the former co-chairman of that Section. Both serve on the New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use Section. Several of the Firm’s attorneys have served as counsel to land use boards in Northern New Jersey.

Our attorneys take pride in the results they achieve for clients – development approvals that are obtained quickly and efficiently. Our practice focuses on a team effort, involving the developer, real estate manager, project engineer, architect, and other design and planning professionals.

We have obtained development approvals including:

  • Site plan and subdivision approvals
  • Use variances
  • Bulk and area variances
  • Outdoor and business sign approvals
  • Special exception and conditional use permits
  • Re-zoning of land.

Our services for land use clients include prerogative writs litigation, eminent domain and condemnation proceedings, commercial tax appeals and the vigilant protection of land use rights.

The Firm also provides complete analyses of zoning and development ordinances and regulations, and obtains all required environmental permits including wetlands, stream encroachment, stormwater discharge, septic, sewer extension and treatment works approvals. Land use is the emphasis of our commercial practice, and the attorneys of Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio are dedicated to maintaining their leadership position in this field.


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