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 […]
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.
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 […]
Late last year, the General Assembly adopted S.L. 2009-421 (S. 44) to create N.C.G.S. §160A-393. Effective January 1, 2010, that section codifies the specific framework guiding judicial appeals of quasi-judicial decision concerning or relating to development regulation ordinances. This was the General Assembly’s third shot at such a […]
After hearing more than three hours of public comment on the controversial 751 South development project Monday night, the Durham County Board of Commissioners put off making a decision until Aug. 9. Read more (Raleigh News & Observer)