Local Government

Hirschler Fleischer has decades of experience responding to and sorting out the land use and real estate issues faced by local governments, including eminent domain, financing, taxation, zoning and every other issue arising where local government confront real estate issues. Our local government attorneys thrive on unraveling and responding to the most unique, demanding, and high-stakes land use policy and litigation matters faced by localities. Our expertise extends to not only political subdivisions, but agencies, boards, public service authorities and other public government entities.

Our lawyers routinely tackle the following types of issues, in many cases bringing the unique perspective that comes from having represented both public as well as private entities:

  • Annexation
  • Ordinance and Map Amendments
  • Appeals
  • Eminent domain
  • Zoning policy and compliance
  • Rezonings and downzonings
  • Zoning Appeals and BZA Representation
  • Public-private partnerships (PPEAs, PPTAs)
  • Community Development Authorities
  • The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized
  • Persons Act (RLUIPA)
  • Environmental law
  • Conservation easements
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Stormwater regulations
  • Subdivisions
  • Economic development planning
  • Section 1983 defense
  • Procurement and bid work
  • Freedom of information act
  • Construction litigation
  • Regional authority issues and contracts
  • Tax assessment and reassessment