Land Use Law
Land use and development has become increasingly complicated and can oftentimes be very contentious as a result of the extensive federal, state and local regulatory environment. As a part of our firm’s real estate and eminent domain practices, many of our attorneys at Nicholls & Crampton, P.A., assist landowners in a variety of land use and development matters. We have represented landowners before local appointed and elected boards to obtain development approvals, such as site plan and subdivision approvals, variances and special use permits, and have also assisted clients with the drafting and enforcement of real estate and land use documents, including restrictive covenants, easement agreements, access and maintenance agreements, cost-sharing agreements, and private utility agreements. As a part of our eminent domain practice, our attorneys also have extensive knowledge and experience negotiating and obtaining driveway permits and other roadway access approvals from state agencies, such as the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and local municipalities. Our land use practice also involves both federal and state court litigation over a variety of land use disputes.