Michel & Associates, P.C.’s land use law practice group addresses the complicated legal interrelationship between real property rights and land usage restrictions. Whether land use issues arise in the context of recovering natural resources from the ground such as oil and gas, or involve use and stewardship of the land, the firm handles all aspects of land use disputes that arise between private landowners or with governmental agencies. Conflicts also routinely arise from real estate development and use along California’s coastline. Michel & Associates, P.C. has the experience to assist with these types of technical disputes.
Land use projects often involve many discrete but interrelated elements, including administrative proceedings, negotiation, coalition building, geological and environmental investigation, permitting, compliance advice, legislative lobbying, public relations, civil planning and increasingly, litigation. Michel & Associates, P.C.’s attorneys help our clients coordinate these elements to their advantage.
The firm’s land use practice includes the following subjects:
Our land use clients include municipalities, landowners, real estate developers, natural resource management advocacy groups, and others affected by land use issues. We represent our clients before planning commissions, city councils, county boards, the California Coastal Commission, and before other local, state and federal administrative, legislative and judicial authorities.
The firm assists clients to obtain conditional use, coastal development, and other permits. And we help our clients negotiate and obtain general plan amendments, zoning changes, approval of tract maps, development agreements, and other specific plans. Michel & Associates, P.C.’s expertise and our professional relationships and experience with government regulators works to our clients’ advantage.
When litigation is called for, Michel & Associates, P.C’s land use law practice group includes practitioners experienced in various aspects of land use law litigation, including declaratory relief actions, contribution and cost-recovery suits regarding environmental damage to real property, takings claims, condemnation actions, writs of mandate, and defense against allegations of regulatory violations.
Michel & Associates, P.C. is the largest firearms law firm in the U.S. We represent many of the most successful firearms companies and organizations, such as the National Rifle Association and the California Pistol and Rifle Association. Our expertise in firearms law, and land use practice provides our shooting range clients with unmatched legal resources in all 50 states.
We also direct and coordinate projects involving a host of consultants (ESP/BMP, range design and safety, environmental, regulatory oversight, lead reclamation, hazmat training, acoustical, etc.).
Michel & Associates, P.C. is prepared to resolve any land use issues our clients may have, and we tenaciously strive to achieve each client’s goals despite the procedural and political hurdles that may arise.