In a coastal town in North Carolina called Ocean Isle Beach, there is a small airport. Jackson/Hill Aviation, Inc. is contracted with the Town of Ocean Isle Beach to operate that small airport. A dispute later broke out between Jackson/Hill and the Town, because Jackson/Hill did not always […]
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.
Let’s talk about flooding. There is a lot of land development going on out there, and, with development, comes land disturbance. And, with land disturbance, can come change in water flow. With change in water flow, there can be flooding. This is a case about flooding, and the […]
A lesson today from the Court of Appeals, in terms of the timeliness of filing an appeal. Also, probably, the benefits of hiring a lawyer. Now, it relates to marital property — not to land use — but procedural issues are important to all lawyers. So, we think […]
N.C. Court of Appeals Affirms Local Government Board’s Recusal of One of Its Own Members In Quasi-Judicial Proceeding
A quasi-judicial land use proceeding requires an impartial decisionmaker, like any courtroom proceeding. State law does its best to spell out what constitutes an “impermissible violation of due process”: A member of any board exercising quasi-judicial functions pursuant to this Article shall not participate in or vote on […]
A new law took effect in North Carolina on October 1, 2016, and it affects the need for building permits. Session Law 2016-113, entitled An Act to Provide Further Relief to the Agricultural Community, clarifies in Section 13 that a building permit is not required for certain work […]