Development Permitting


In the area of real estate development, Robinson+Cole’s Land Use Group offers innovative, yet pragmatic, project legal services. Our lawyers and professional analysts are leaders in their field, recognized nationally, regionally, and locally for providing cutting-edge advice and counsel to developers and property owners.

Our Services

Our experience cuts across all aspects of project legal services and all facets of government regulation of land use, including the following:

  • drafting zoning ordinances and other regulations tailored to specific client and project needs
  • securing development approvals, including site plans and special permits
  • advising on variances and special exceptions
  • advising on wetlands and waterways permitting
  • advising on subdivisions
  • advising on traffic approvals
  • drafting and negotiating municipal development agreements for infrastructure and financing
  • coordinating professional teams, including architects, engineers, and scientists
  • devising proactive strategies for minimizing litigation exposure
  • providing related real estate services such as documenting easements and operating agreements for access, utilities, and roadways
  • managing controversy in high-profile projects 

Our Team