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Land Use

Our land use practice extends far beyond advising clients about local land use regulations and ordinances. From McGuireWoods offices across the country, we advise clients on the zoning, development and environmental aspects of a potential site, and assist clients with real estate acquisition, leasing and/or financing for development projects.

We can provide such geographically and professionally wide-ranging assistance to our clients because our formidable land use team includes 25 attorneys and five professional urban planners with advanced degrees and significant experience in planning, zoning and development.

Our clients benefit from our comprehensive experience in zoning, environmental, administrative, legislative, and government relations matters. Our team-oriented land use practice has allowed us to establish individual relationships with state and local governing bodies, developers, homeowner’s associations, and other civic groups.

We also have an active land use litigation practice, representing clients who challenge local land use decisions as well as local governments in the defense of their land use decisions. In addition, we represent clients in coordination with our government relations team to draft, review and promote or deter proposed state or local legislation that affects our clients.

We frequently handle zoning and development matters for commercial and retail developments such as regional shopping malls. In addition, we have obtained zoning and development approvals for new communities, office and industrial parks, hotels, multi-family and group housing and planned residential and commercial mixed-use developments.

McGuireWoods has also been active in representing business clients and local governments regarding economic development initiatives and urban infill and redevelopment projects. We support this traditional land use practice with a strong litigation team with extensive experience in land use litigation.

Among our recent projects, we have served as legal counsel to a large number of regional malls and shopping centers addressing matters of zoning, site plan approval, parking, leasing and subleasing, and general build out of store facilities. In addition, we have provided legal counsel for various restaurants, banking, and retail uses involving auxiliary zoning approvals, site conversions, expansions and relocations of existing or planned stores and operations.

CONTACTS

John T. Grieb Partner T: +1 404 443 5717
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of purchaser in the acquisition of seven project companies for the development of six separate solar energy projects, and a transmission line to serve two of those projects.
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Virginia county

Defended a Virginia county’s rezoning action concerning the development of a major port on the James River in Virginia for the transshipment of municipal solid waste from barges to a nearby regional landfill
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Michigan power plant

Challenged unreasonable and illegal zoning restrictions imposed by a municipality on a power plant in Michigan which uses alternative fuels as its fuel source.
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Scott E Adams Scott E. Adams
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5461
F: +1 703 712 5278
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Sheri Akin Sheri L. Akin
Land Use Planner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5483
F: +1 703 712 5050
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Michael A Brooks Michael A. Brooks
Counsel
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8287
F: +1 310 956 3187
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Lianne E Childress Lianne E. Childress
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5375
F: +1 703 712 5219
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John V Cogbill III John V. Cogbill III
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4383
F: +1 804 698 2031
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Anastasia P Cordova Anastasia P. Cordova
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5004
F: +1 703 712 5281
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Kevin J Daniel Kevin J. Daniel
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5386
F: +1 703 712 5237
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Tricia Dunlap Tricia A. Dunlap
Attorney
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1453
F: +1 804 698 2065
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Carson Lee Fifer Jr. Carson Lee Fifer Jr.
Retired Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5343
F: +1 703 712 5223
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Gloria L Freye Gloria L. Freye
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1152
F: +1 804 698 2055
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David R Gill David R. Gill
Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5039
F: +1 703 712 5297
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Elizabeth Whitener Goode Elizabeth Whitener Goode
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2039
F: +1 704 444 8729
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Lori R Greenlief Lori R. Greenlief
Senior Land Use Planner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5433
F: +1 703 712 5050
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Ashley H. Harrison Ashley H. Harrison
Senior Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1370
F: +1 804 698 2240
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Kenneth M Keefe Jr. Kenneth M. Keefe Jr.
Counsel
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

T: +1 904 798 2624
F: +1 904 360 6316
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D. Brennen Keene D. Brennen Keene
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1005
F: +1 804 698 2085
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Karen E Loughman Karen E. Loughman
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4391
F: +1 804 698 4674
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Richard Lunger Richard Theodore Lunger III
Senior Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5003
F: +1 703 712 5247
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Zachary D Morgan Zachary D. Morgan
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2362
F: +1 704 444 8895
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Dale Mullen Dale G. Mullen
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4710
F: +1 804 698 2098
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Stephen P Mulligan Stephen P. Mulligan
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5321
F: +1 703 712 5280
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Dana P Palmer Dana P. Palmer
Senior Counsel
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 956 3445
F: +1 310 956 3121
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Adena M Patterson Adena M. Patterson
Sr. Land Use Planner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 7764
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Celia Perez Celia Rose Perez
Associate
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7920
F: +1 412 667 7951
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H. Wayne Phears H. Wayne Phears
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5718
F: +1 404 443 5770
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