Administrative appeals ask a court or other reviewing body to overturn, alter, or delay the legal effect of an underlying administrative decision, such as the decision of a local zoning or planning authority, the decision of a state environmental agency on a permit application, or an administrative agency’s enforcement order alleging a regulatory violation. These proceedings are critically important to property owners, developers, municipalities, and other community stakeholders because they decide significant matters of property rights, fairness and due process, economic development, neighborhood compatibility, and public policy. Robinson+Cole land use lawyers combine their extensive experience in administrative permitting proceedings with their experience in litigation to give clients exceptional service in administrative appeals.
Robinson+Cole land use lawyers represent clients in bringing and defending many kinds of appeals to courts and administrative hearing officers that arise out of administrative decision-making. Key areas of our courtroom experience include the following:
– warehouse clubs
– multifamily market rate and affordable housing
– mixed-use projects
– energy projects
– office and industrial projects
– gasoline stations
– coastal facilities
Our lawyers who have strong skills in administrative permitting procedures collaborate with our lawyers who have strong litigation skills. In addition to the litigation support of our Land Use Group, Robinson+Cole’s deep bench of experienced trial lawyers provides additional resources for larger or more complex litigation.