Practical Tips For Presentations To Land Use Boards

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT) -- The job of representing real estate developers in front of municipal planning and zoning boards presents lawyers with unique challenges that don’t often exist in the courtroom or the boardroom. The public planning board review process can make lawyers and their clients susceptible to some common legal and interpersonal pitfalls.

Here’s a list of some legal traps and tools, as well as some tips for effectively making your case when representing a developer at a planning board public hearing.

1. Know the Rules

Although most planning...
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