In this next part of our “what’s next” in North Carolina land use series we look at public meetings, which are an essential part of land use permitting. In particular, we look at quasi-judicial proceedings past the pandemic. North Carolina remains under a state of emergency, and I […]
Mike represents public companies and smaller, privately-owned businesses and local governments in federal and state court litigation, as well as in land use and real estate development and entitlement negotiations, processes, and disputes. Mike has experience litigating throughout the United States but focuses his practice on land use, real estate and local government issues and solutions in North Carolina.
While all of us are still firmly entrenched within the early stages of the global response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, I’m already thinking about “what’s next”. The land use world must roll on, after all, but it must do so differently and appropriately. To that end, these […]
Supreme Court Construes Local Law to Allow “Availability” Fees to be Charged Against Developed Property and Undeveloped Property
Infrastructure fees are a common battleground between landowners/developers and local governments. The Supreme Court decided a case this week that counts as a “win” for the local governments, reversing a Court of Appeals decision. That is, the Supreme Court determined that the unambiguous language of a State law […]
Applicants need take care when entitling their property on a contingency involving neighboring property outside the entitlement process.
In Hancock v. City of Monroe, an unpublished opinion decided on November 19, 2019, the Court of Appeals considered whether a commercial tenant’s right to appeal a zoning notice of violation – an “NOV” – had run, where the landlord, alone, received the notice of violation. Petitioners (the […]