Transactions, finance, permitting, & appeals

Permitting and Zoning

Our attorneys work on projects of all sizes throughout Western Washington, from large master plan communities to single-family homes, and have a long track record of success and a reputation for creative and efficient problem-solving.  Our practice involves permits and approvals of every conceivable type associated with the use of land and issues arising in the permitting process.  Most importantly, we understand that the object is not just to obtain approvals but to get them promptly and on conditions that allow the project to be a success.  Our attorneys have successfully addressed a broad range of issues in the land use process including

  • Zoning code interpretation and rezoning
  • Critical areas
  • Floodplains, flood zones, and channel migration zones
  • Stormwater management
  • Forest practices
  • Water rights
  • Development Agreements
  • Latecomer Agreements