Texas municipalities are empowered to regulate land use to protect their communities from the negative consequences associated with unrestricted development. Land uses that may be appropriate in sparsely populated rural areas may create nuisance conditions when they occur in an urban environment. The lawyers at Olson & Olson LLP have special expertise and experience in representing cities in drafting and enforcing local land use regulations. This experience is particularly useful to those attorneys in the firm whose practice includes the defense of local government regulations when they are challenged.
John J. Hightower and Scott Bounds each have more than 30 years experience in representing cities in litigation and land use matters.
The land use regulations defended by the firm include the following:
Zoning Classifications and District Regulations
Billboard and Sign Regulations
Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations
Kennel Set Back Regulations
Mobile Home Park Regulations
Tree Preservation Ordinances
Flood Plain Regulations
Apartment Location Regulations
The firm is passionate in its defense of local government’s regulatory authority and welcomes any opportunity to represent its clients in defending their land use regulations against legal challenges.