Municipal Law

Zoning and Land Use

Attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) have vast experience in zoning, land use, and growth management.  Our attorneys advise planning commissions on matters involving drafting of new zoning and land use ordinances, rezoning, adoption and amendment of zoning ordinances, master plans, special uses, planned uses, development agreements, land splits, environmental concerns, building codes, and zoning appeals and enforcement.

We counsel zoning board of appeals on variance requests, zoning ordinance interpretations, and appeals from planning commission decisions, where applicable. Several of our attorneys are members of planning commissions and zoning boards of appeals.  Our Firm conducts seminars to educate municipal clients on ways to ensure that decisions of planning commissions and zoning boards of appeals coincide with the latest legislative developments and withstand legal challenges.  The seminars are effective risk management tools aimed at helping CMDA’s municipal clients avoid future litigation. CMDA also handles tax deferral exchanges and facilitates the sale, lease, or acquisition of property.

Our attorneys have successfully represented municipalities throughout Michigan before the Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.