Zoning and Land Use Planning

The attorneys at Lyons Dougherty deliver targeted advice and skilled representation to clients throughout Delaware and Chester counties in a full range of zoning and land use matters. Our location in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, one of the country’s most affluent and rapidly burgeoning areas, gives our firm the ideal vantage point to witness and take active involvement in the growth and development of southeastern Pennsylvania

Our firm represents commercial and residential clients in connection with a wide variety of property and land development activities, including:

  • Conditional use applications
  • Zoning
  • Permits
  • Variances
  • Special Exceptions

Lyons Dougherty is well known throughout the region for helping clients successfully navigate the bureaucratic and often confusing zoning, subdivision, and land development process.  We have a full understanding of the zoning and land use laws, codes and regulations and have successfully represented clients before local municipal bodies all the way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  Our attorneys work with clients to address applications and issues with local municipalities, state agencies, and other regulatory bodies so that they can obtain the permits and approvals needed to make their project a success.

Our firm has developed strong working relationships with many of the boards, commissions, and officials involved in the zoning and land use processes.  These relationships help us to better educate and navigate our clients through each stage of the zoning process.  We also work closely with land planners and engineers to make certain that our clients have the right experts and professionals behind their projects.

Whether we are working with a commercial developer, residential builder, or property owner, we believe in giving clients practical and straightforward legal advice.  Our attorneys appreciate that legal disputes and challenges can be disruptive and expensive, so we work to create solutions that allow our clients’ projects to move forward in a timely and cost-effective manner. 

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