Land Use & Development | Lawyers in Walworth County, Wisconsin
The property in Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois consists of farm, business, residential, rural and commercial. When converting this property for other use, a developer must follow a specific process.
The attorneys at Sweet & Maier, S.C., are experienced in land development, planning, land use and zoning regulations and restrictions, and we have served our clients in these matters for over 50 years. Our attorneys have been consistently recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers for our work in Land Use and Zoning Law.
Former Municipal Lawyers Working For You
Property owners often have vacant land they want to develop, but require “city services” to do so. In order to proceed, the owner/developer must apply for the property’s annexation to the neighboring city, village or sanitary district.
Our lawyers are former City, Village, and Town Attorneys and are very familiar with municipal laws governing the annexation, platting and development of property. Our firm represents individuals and businesses dealing with municipal and governmental authorities regarding lake rights pertaining to pier head ordinances, boat slip and pier permitting regulations and lot line setback laws. Zoning laws and conditional use permit regulations can also impact the right to develop and use the property.
Legal Guidance for Residential and Commercial Zoning
Whether you want your property to have residential zoning or commercial zoning, our firm can help you by working with the local municipality to follow any applicable regulations to get the property appropriately rezoned. We will also review the property for easements and check for covenants or other subdivision restrictions that might prohibit your type of project.
Complexities of Land Use and Zoning
The right to own or use real property is conferred in a variety of ways, including fee title ownership, lease and rent agreements, condominium ownership, riparian rights, easements, life estates, trusts, remainder interests, joint tenancies, tenancies in common, cooperatives and time shares.
Our clients include owners and developers of hotels and resorts, golf courses, shopping centers, retailer stores, office buildings, condominium associations, residential subdivision developers, industrial and commercial businesses, lakefront property owners and individual property owners. When you want to understand the “basics” of land use regulation, you need a lawyer with both practical experience and substantial knowledge in that field of law. Our attorneys certainly meet those requirements, have municipal backgrounds, and can help facilitate your project as efficiently and economically as possible.