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REAL ESTATE LAW

 Land Use and Zoning

Land use and zoning attorneys represent businesses, homeowners, and property developers in challenging a municipality's zoning regulations and land use restrictions.

Zoning is the chief planning tool of local government to guide the future development of a community, protect neighborhoods, concentrate retail business and industry, channel traffic and play a major role in the enhancement of urban as well as small-town life. A city or county may restrict various geographic areas (zones) to certain uses and development, such as

-industrial
-light industrial
-commercial
-light commercial
-agricultural
-single-family residential
-multi-unit residential
-parks
-schools
-and other purposes

Land use and zoning attorneys also handle cases involving easements, which give one person limited rights to use land owned by another.

Attorney Andrew Hochberg is the chairman of the Richmond Zoning Board of Appeals, having services for over 20 years, a member of the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority Board and a member of the Berkshire County regional Housing Authority Board.

Attorney Shaun T. Mahoney is a former chairperson of the Town of Lee Zoning Board of Appeals and former associate member of the Town of Lee Planning Board.

The firm represents clients in matters involving zoning, wetland protection and other areas of municipal and environmental law throughout the Berkshires.

Pittsfield Lawyers | Hochberg Law Offices, P.C. – Attorneys at Law | Pittsfield, Massachusetts