SMGG has some of the best land use attorneys in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We are highly experienced in land use matters including subdivisions, consolidations, zoning matters, variances, PRD plans, variances and special exceptions. We are well versed in negotiating developer agreements, stormwater maintenance agreements, deeds of dedication and related matters and represent landowners, developers, municipalities and zoning boards with these documents.
Our Real Estate Group is able to assist developers with initial development plans, subdivisions, consolidations and other plans for development in a cost efficient manner and under the often tight timelines required for development. We work closely with trusted surveyors and engineers and our strong background in land use allows us to successfully navigate the applicable codes and ordinances. We can assist with a land use application from start to finish and advise on preparation of a successful application, presentation at a public hearing, attendance at any prehearing meetings or consensus building, and if necessary, challenging denials to the next level. Our team is confident with land use litigation from initial application to Commonwealth Court.