A Practical Guide to Land Use and Zoning Approvals and Issues
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Zoning and land use cases are diverse and numerous, and often completely unique to specific circumstances. This comprehensive guide will give you working knowledge of the regulatory framework and practical tips for approval processes. Speed up the progress and reach successful resolution to any issue that arises. Don't miss this chance to take your land use and zoning knowledge to the next level - order today!
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DAVID M. BENJAMIN is a sole practitioner with the Law Office of David M. Benjamin in Aurora. As an attorney for more than 33 years, he maintains a general practice with a focus on representing local governments. Mr. Benjamin teaches local government law and land use planning at The University of Akron School of Law and he teaches land use policy for Hiram College. He earned his A.B. degree from Boston University, his M.P.A. degree from the University of Akron and his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
SHELDON BERNS is a member of Berns, Ockner & Greenberger, LLC, where his practice is concentrated in zoning and land use, real estate, construction and eminent domain. His has successfully litigated numerous zoning and land use cases, including many in the Ohio Supreme Court. Mr. Berns has represented numerous local and national property owners and developers regarding real estate, zoning and land use issues throughout Ohio, and has written and lectured extensively on zoning and land use issues. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. 2nd and 6th Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Berns belongs to the Cleveland, Ohio State and American bar associations, where he participates in the litigation; construction; and urban, state and local government law sections. He is a life member of the 8th Judicial Conference, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of real estate, land use and zoning, eminent domain, condemnation, and litigation in those areas for more than 20 years. Mr. Berns was selected by Best Lawyers as Cleveland’s 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate. He is a summa cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University, and earned his LL.B. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he has been named to the Society of Benchers.
ROBERT G. KONSTAND is a sole practitioner in the Akron, Ohio area. As an attorney in private practice for more than 40 years, Mr. Konstand maintains a transactional practice with emphasis on business and real estate, including zoning, as well as local government law. He also served as of-counsel with the firm of Tzangas, Plakas, and Mannos from 2011 until 2017. From 1997 to 2013 in addition to his law practice, he served as shareholder and president of Roadhouse, Inc., which owned and operated several full service restaurants with more than 100 employees. He also has various business and real estate pursuits in Ohio and Florida. Mr. Konstand is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and The Florida Bar. He earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Akron. Mr. Konstand serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Akron Canton Regional Airport and is an active pilot.
ANTHONY R. VACANTI is an attorney in the law firm of Tucker Ellis LLP, where he counsels property owners, tenants, developers, and investors through the complicated and sometimes political maze of land use, zoning, eminent domain, real property tax, and real estate transactional matters. Mr. Vacanti secures development approval and rights in administrative and court proceedings, including approvals before boards of zoning appeals, planning commissions, city councils, boards of township trustees, county and state commissions, and the court system. He also defends property owners and other interested parties when faced with the governmental exercise of eminent domain to ensure the governmental actions are proper and that interested parties receive just compensation. He is a member of the Ohio State, Akron, Cleveland Metropolitan and American bar associations. Mr. Vacanti earned his B.A. degree from American University; and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University Law School.
ROBERT A. ZIMMERMAN is a partner in the law firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, and chair of the firm's public law practice group. As a civil trial and appellate lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Zimmerman has litigated cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, unfair competition, defamation, breach of contract, real estate, landlord-tenant, zoning, land use, constitutional rights, elections, trusts, business, and commercial law. Complementing his litigation practice is his government relations practice. Mr. Zimmerman is a member of the Shaker Heights City Council. He served in the administrations of Governor Richard F. Celeste and Attorneys General Anthony J. Celebrezze, Jr. and Lee Fisher. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Zimmerman is a member of the American, Ohio State, and Cleveland bar associations. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from The Ohio State University and his J.D. degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.