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Litigation and Appellate Practice

Land Use and Zoning Attorneys at Our Firm Can Help You Protect Your Property Rights Through Litigation

At Kaplin Stewart, every land use and zoning attorney on our team vigorously fights to protect and defend our clients’ valuable property rights. When faced with municipal denials of our clients’ zoning and development applications, we adopt a multi-faceted approach to obtain judicial relief in the swiftest way possible. We understand the urgency involved in every situation.

Our firm focuses significant efforts in employing litigation strategies that will provide the best outcomes for our clients in the quickest time possible. When confronted with unlawful denials of land use applications, we are experienced in prosecuting statutory appeals from all forms of administrative denials, including:

  • Municipal zoning and land use denials
  • State and federal permit denials
  • Building and/or occupancy permit denials
  • Municipal refusal to return security
  • Municipal refusals to accept dedication of public facilities

When judicial relief is urgent, we employ other litigation strategies to protect our clients’ rights. Our attorneys frequently litigate mandamus actions, declaratory judgment actions, injunction actions and inverse condemnation actions to expedite our clients’ ability to obtain judicial relief.

Resolving Disputes Between Private Parties

In addition to disputes with municipalities, our land use and zoning attorneys are also versed in handling disputes between private property owners, landlords and tenants, and development partners. In many situations, we can bring these matters to a swift and favorable conclusion during the negotiation process. However, if a negotiated resolution proves to be unachievable, our clients know and trust that our attorneys have the skills and ability to successfully litigate their case through trial and any appeals that may follow. 

Offering Our Clients an Experienced Land Use and Zoning Litigation Team

At Kaplin Stewart, our legal team is comprised of veteran litigators who have prosecuted and defended clients in injunction and damage actions in both state and federal courts across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. 

With our specialized knowledge and experience in zoning and land use law, our attorneys are adept at all facets of litigation, from pleadings and discovery to evidentiary hearings and both jury and non-jury trials, as well as appellate arguments before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and Pennsylvania Superior Court. Whether we are litigating a complicated municipal zoning application denial or a more routine dispute between a landlord and tenant, our lawyers know how to develop strong and compelling cases that get our clients the results they are counting on.

Contact a Land Use and Zoning Attorney Today

If you need representation in a land use or zoning matter that is pending before a municipal board, agency or commission, or are involved in a landlord-tenant, property development or other private party dispute, we encourage you to reach out to a land use and zoning attorney at our firm today.

Learn how our attorneys can help you advance your business objectives. We service businesses and other entities with offices in Philadelphia and Blue Bell, Pennsylvania as well as Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Contact us online or by phone at 610-260-6000 today to arrange a consultation.