Zoning & Land Use

Effective Legal Representation for Zoning and Land Use Matters Across Maryland, Delaware and Throughout the Eastern Shore

When it comes to clearing zoning and land use obstacles that could stand in the way of your project, there is simply no substitute for local knowledge and experience. McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker’s (MDSW) clients reap the benefits that come from our firm’s decades of facilitating projects and developments in Maryland, Delaware and throughout the Eastern Shore.

We understand that the development and use of your property doesn’t happen in isolation. In order to complete a development project or make use of your property, the assent and cooperation of state and local authorities, neighboring property owners and the larger community is needed.  An understanding of existing limitations on the property and an ability to obtain the necessary permits, modifications and variances that allow a project to proceed are also imperative. Furthermore, to see a project through fruition, it is imperative to attain superior legal advocacy to effectively challenge adverse decisions as well as the negotiating skill and personal relationships that can lead to mutually beneficial resolutions.

MSDW’s zoning and land use attorneys regularly interact with officials who make the decisions that affect property owners. Our deep roots in local Eastern Shore communities enable us to fully understand community issues, concerns and customs that may not reflect in general laws and regulations. When you are trying to develop property in a community, having representatives who are members of that community can help build bridges and turn obstacles into opportunities.

We assist our clients with any matters that impact the use of their property, including:

  • Zoning and planning
  • Landmarks and historic preservation
  • Environmental issues
  • Redevelopment
  • Building code issues
  • Subdivision approvals
  • Wetlands and Chesapeake and Coastal Bays Critical Area laws
  • Forest conservation
  • Coastal zones (and other special protection areas)
  • Agency permits, variances and approvals
  • Transferable development rights
  • Air rights
  • Development and special taxing districts
  • Public review requirements
  • Easements
  • Cost-sharing and cost-reimbursements
  • Eminent domain and condemnation
  • Renewable energy

Contact MDSW for Assistance Resolving Zoning and Land Use Matters

The attorneys at McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker provide the thoughtful insights, tireless effort and sound guidance that can help you successfully address all your zoning and land use matters. With over 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys offer high-level representation and a superior client experience focused on results. Call us today at (410) 820-0222 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.