Many legal actions center around the city, county, state or federal government’s actions in regulating the use of land within its jurisdiction. Huge amounts of regulatory, statutory and case law has grown out of the competing interests that owners, developers and “interested” parties have in the use which is made of an owner’s private property.
Land Use Law concerns the resolution of disputes relating to the government’s unreasonable restrictions on a private property owner’s use of his land. Many governmental agencies, commissions and boards that have been created to carry out the regulation of land use, and to protect the environment. In carrying out their mandates, they may also adversely affect private property rights.
Forman and Hanratty provides legal services and land use consulting in land use law and regulation by the government.