Greg Owen and his wife own the Maryhurst Retreat House in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Built in 1910, the House was once owned by the Catholic Church where it served as a rest house for vacationing clergy and nuns. The Owens, who recently purchased the property and are in […]
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.
Effective September 1, 2009, the North Carolina General Assembly added electronic notice requirements and public comment opportunities with respect to the imposition or increase of fees. S.L. 2009-436, which added N.C.G.S. Sections 130A-64.1, 153A-102.1, 160A-4.1 and added N.C.G.S. Section 162A-9(a1), imposed the following requirements: If a covered entity […]
For more than 13 years in the City of Poughkeepsie, located in the unparalleled Mid-Hudson Valley of New York State, from December to mid-January, an event known as the Celebration of Lights has taken place in the City’s downtown. The Festival’s primary purpose is commercial—to attract shoppers to […]
To resolve the uncertainty of zoning ordinances—previously protected from challenge by the arcane, equitable defense of laches—the North Carolina General Assembly enacted in 1981 a nine-month statute of limitations. This statute, more appropriately described as a statute of repose, defined the window within which “a cause of action […]
The Board of Directors of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees North Carolina’s 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park (“RTP”), has selected New York-based design firm Cooper, Robertson & Partners to handle the process of preparing a new master plan for park development. This marks the first such plan update […]