At KBM, our land use pre-defense and litigation team is staffed with highly-experience professionals consistently recognized as among the best in the industry. Representing government entities from across the State in thousands of land use disputes, claims, and lawsuits at all levels of administrative and judicial review in both state and federal courts, our land use pre-defense and litigation team stands ready to serve.
At KBM, the attorneys on our land use litigation team have proven themselves as tough–minded, committed advocates with the knowledge, experience, and creativity to defend the interests of our governmental clients across the region.
With multiple layers of administrative and procedural complexity, land use claims are often won or lost well before a claim is even filed. In recognition of this, our land use litigation team can provide timely, insightful analysis and review of potential land use disputes before they arise. Some of the issues we commonly address in the pre-defense setting include:
In addition to the wide variety of potential claims and theories of liability, land use disputes often involve a variety of pre-litigation administrative proceedings. At KBM, our land use team will navigate these murky waters, and clearly outline a sound and economic path to victory. Some of the more common types of pre-court proceedings include:
Finally, the reality is that land use disputes often ripen into full-blown courtroom litigation. In that case, our land use team has both the legal expertise and the real-world experience to represent our government clients in the full range of claims and litigation at both the state and federal levels. Some of the most common claims include:
An important aspect of land use litigation is the use of qualified, effective expert witnesses to educate both judge and jury on the often complex and untested subjects at issue in the case. At KBM, our land use team has well-developed, long-term relationships with some of the most experienced, highly-respected experts in the various disciplines that apply in the land use context:
These experts have proven themselves both qualified in their field and effective in the courtroom. They are an important, often-overlooked tool in the arsenal of our land use litigation team, and another example of how KBM goes above and beyond in its strategic planning and practical representation of our government clients.
At KBM, we recognize the best litigation strategy begins well before a claim or lawsuit is ever filed; with effective training, intelligent policy development, and strategic risk management. Our land use attorneys are not only tenacious litigators, but have proven their worth as expert trainers, risk management specialists, strategic thinkers, and creative policy analysts.
Our team is extensively published on a wide range of land use topics, and is sought-after as lecturers, consultants, and advisers on issues of planning, policy implementation and review, risk management assessment, and pre-defense analysis.
We provide training for all levels of regulatory development, planning, permitting, engineering, and operations. We recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely successful, and will work with your department to tailor any training to your specific needs. Some of our recent training sessions include:
Our land use team is skilled at assisting government officers and staff in all aspects of land use planning, regulatory control and policy analysis regarding new or revised land used regulations and options. Our team is able to quickly to provide legally sound, creative and efficient policy decisions for all levels of government.
JOHN SMITH,HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER