10 Ways To Defuse A Project Turned Political Bomb

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT) -- When a client's real estate project ends up in the crosshairs of a political fight — either from an upcoming local election or from a grassroots campaign — use these 10 negotiation tools to push the plan through approvals in a timely manner, land use attorneys say.

Understand the political climate before you file anything.

The savvy developer will know what kind of opposition it's facing before starting the public approvals process. But time and again, developers forget to do thorough political due diligence when studying...
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