Zoning and Land Use Permitting

Shekarchi Law Offices has provided legal representation to public Fortune 500 companies as well as small local companies and individuals in the State and Federal Courts of Rhode Island. We also regularly represent clients before City & Town Councils, Zoning and Planning Boards, and other administrative agencies.

Our legal representation often includes public relations and crisis communications. Putting together the right development team with expertise is essential to the success of any project.

Today, any significant development will most likely follow a multi-jurisdictional permitting process.Department of Environmental Management, Department of Transportation, Coastal Resources Management Council, Federal, State, and Local approvals are not uncommon in the permitting process.

Shekarchi Law Offices has worked with some of Rhode Island's premiere engineers, real estate and planning experts, traffic consultants, and coastal and wetland biologists to form a successful power house team to craft the right strategy; that has advocated successfully for many large scale projects.

Land Use and Permitting requires an attorney to be just as adept at public hearings as community relations. Shekarchi Law Offices has a proven track record of accomplishments in the public arena. Having extensive political experience and sensitivity to the political realities of public permitting process is something Shekarchi Law Office has demonstrated over and over again. In the 15 plus years of representing large corporations, small business, municipalities, individuals and neighborhood groups; we have established a reputation of honest hard working advocacy with excellent results.

Minor and Major Land Development in Rhode Island present challenges through the regulatory process, having an experienced firm with skill and proven ability greatly improves your chances for timely positive results. We at Shekarchi Law Office not only want to win for our clients at the initial level, but simultaneously prepare the record for the possibility of an appeal during the permitting process. Having an attorney who is able to present your case and prepare for any possible appeals is essential to the long-term viability of any project.

We have a proven record of prevailing at the local as well as the appellate levels.


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