Zoning Lawyers In Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Decades Spent Assisting Our Clients with Their Zoning and Conditional Use Needs

When a developer buys an existing property and wants to convert it into a housing development or a new business, it is important to comply with any relevant land use restrictions and zoning regulations affecting the property.

When investigating these issues, it is commercially sound to retain an experienced and knowledgeable attorney with your business’ best interests in mind. At the law offices of Sweet & Maier, S.C., our Walworth County attorneys have more than 50 years of experience representing clients throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Our president, John L. Maier, Jr., has received the highest rating possible for both the quality of his legal work, and his ethics in practice by Martindale-Hubble, Wisconsin Super Lawyers, and the Best Lawyers in America.

Contact our Elkhorn, Wisconsin, zoning attorneys to discuss your real estate project in an initial consultation.

Wisconsin Real Estate Annexation Attorneys

Development of vacant property requires “municipal services” such as water and sewage and other utilities. In this case, annexation of the property to the neighboring city, village or sanitary district is required. Our lawyers are former city, village, and town attorneys; we are very familiar with municipal laws governing real estate annexation, and have had several cases involving annexation cases, argued and favorably decided, before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Re-zoning, Zoning Variance And Conditional Use

This process can very complex — our attorneys are experienced in land acquisition, zoning issues and land use and development.

We will work with the local municipality to get the commercial or residential property re-zoned properly. If this is not possible, we will assist you in obtaining a variance or conditional use permit:

  • A variance is granted or denied based on the determination of the property owner’s hardship in meeting the zoning restriction versus the public benefit behind the purpose of the zoning restriction.
  • A conditional use permit allows the property owner to use the zoned property for another use, but is subject to conditions and restrictions intended to protect public health, safety and welfare.

We will also review your real estate property for easements, covenants or other public or private restrictions that might prohibit or affect your development plans.

Contact our Wisconsin real estate annexation lawyers at 608-291-3958 to schedule an initial consultation at our law firm in Elkhorn’s historic Inns of Court Building. We are available for appointments on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and other times by arrangement.

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