Land Use And Zoning

Whether you want to acquire residential property to build a business, make additions to your home or want to run a business from your home, chances are you will need to know how to navigate the often-complex web of local zoning laws. Failing to abide by zoning laws or attempting to settle a dispute on your own can cost you precious time and money.

When you need quality, practical legal advice relating to the specialized area of land use and zoning here in the East Bay area, turn to me, Mark Cohen, for the representation you need. From my office in Fremont, California, I use my firsthand experience dealing with these issues and more than 33 years of practicing law to help my clients resolve their zoning issues.

For a land use and zoning attorney with very practical experience, contact me today at 510-371-0975 for a free consultation.

The Experience You Need On Your Side

Beyond my legal experience in this area, I also served on the City of Fremont Planning Commission from 1997 to 2003, and chaired the commission for two years. This time spent on the commission provided me with unique and invaluable insights into the areas of:

  • Land use
  • Planning and zoning
  • Development applications
  • Special use and conditional permits
  • Other related issues

My experience gives me the background to know how to effectively deal with a planning commission or city council. Some of the types of clients I have successfully counseled and represented include developers, community groups, businesses and religious institutions affected by the RLPA (Religious Liberty Protection Act).

As part of my dedication to and great interest in land use, zoning and planning, I published San Francisco’s Neighborhood Commercial Special Use District Ordinance: An Innovative Approach to Commercial Gentrification (Golden Gate University Law Review, Vol.18, No.2, Spring, 1983).

Call My Office To Learn More

When you require the skills of an experienced land use and zoning lawyer, contact the Law Office of Mark Cohen, P.C., today. I offer free consultations on every aspect of planning and development. Evening appointments are available if requested, and credit cards are accepted for payment.