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Zoning & Municipal Law

Southeast Michigan Zoning Lawyers

Owning property is common; doing whatever you want with it is rare.

Zoning rules, municipal ordinances, and other regulations can quickly spoil an otherwise perfectly fine residential or commercial real estate transaction. But at the law offices of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, we use our extensive knowledge and experience in the Livingston County and southeast Michigan areas to help our commercial and residential real estate clients do as much as they can with their property.

Howell Municipal Law Attorneys

As experienced local attorneys, we keep up-to-date on important local zoning issues and changes through our attendance at numerous county, township, and municipal hearings. We also appear regularly before most of the local zoning boards in southeast Michigan on behalf of our clients. We have the local edge you need to achieve your goals.

We assist our clients in all zoning-related matters including:

  • zoning variances
  • special use zoning
  • rezoning
  • contract zoning
  • planned unit developments (PUDs)
  • land division
  • any other zoning or ordinance related issue

We handle all civil litigation and appeals related to zoning issues.

We also think its important to note that unlike many other law firms, were not afraid to take action against the townships, municipalities, and counties themselves in these cases and have done so on numerous occasions in order to challenge zoning restrictions, and in some cases, to make them enforce their own regulations.

If you have a concern with zoning restrictions or need help with acquiring regulatory approval for a real estate development in the southeast Michigan region, talk to a knowledgeable zoning lawyer at Cooper & Riesterer today.

The southeast Michigan law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, represents clients throughout the state in a wide range of business and business-related concerns. Cities near our Brighton location include Howell, South Lyon, Pinckney, Hamburg, Milford, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Fenton, Saline, Mason, Farmington Hills, and Southfield.
Livingston County ▪ Washtenaw County ▪ Genesee County ▪ Oakland County ▪ Ingham County

Contact Cooper & Riesterer today: 810.227.3103


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The law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, provides skilled legal services and experienced counsel to clients in Livingston County and throughout Southeast Michigan. We focus our practice on saving our clients time and money by offering: sound legal advice; proactive counsel to avoid future disputes; and effective, efficient resolutions when disputes do arise.

Cooper & Riesterer, PLC
7900 Grand River Road
Brighton, Michigan 48114
T. 810.227.3103
F. 810.220.5968
info@crlaw.biz
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The southeast Michigan law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, represents clients throughout the state and country in a wide range of concerns.
Cities near our Brighton location include Howell, South Lyon, Pinckney, Hamburg, Milford, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Fenton, Saline, Mason, Farmington Hills and Southfield. Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Genesee County, Oakland County, Ingham County