Land Use

Plauché & Carr LLP’s land use practice focuses on assisting clients with federal, state, and local issues associated with both new and existing projects. We have assisted public and private clients on a wide range of issues, from national regulatory processes impacting broad-based industry groups, to funding agreements for infrastructure projects being developed by public-private partnerships.

Our initial approach with land use legal matters is to counsel clients through permitting and enforcement processes and advocate on their behalf, while working toward a cooperative solution. We provide strategic legal counsel that is aligned with political realities and is designed to meet our clients’ business objectives. We find that this approach is the most cost-effective and results in the best long-term solution for our clients, allows for the maintenance of cooperative relationships with regulators, and enhances our ability to reach the next innovative resolution for our clients. We are also seasoned litigators, having successfully argued cases in federal and state courts, as well as before numerous state administrative boards and local hearing examiners.

Plauché & Carr LLP attorneys have a full range of demonstrated experience in land use issues including:

  • Regulatory compliance with the Growth Management Act, Shoreline Management Act, and State Environmental Policy Act
  • Administrative appeals under the Land Use Petition Act
  • Endangered Species Act compliance
  • Administrative hearings and judicial litigation
  • Local, state and federal permitting, environmental review, and strategic planning
  • Local, state and federal legislative and rulemaking processes
  • “ Energetic, dedicated, smart, and strategic ”

    Chris Cziesla, Partner, Confluence Environmental Company
  • “Expansive knowledge of maritime law ”

    Court B. Ramsay, President, Aries Marine
  • “Very responsive and successful advisors”

    Bill Taylor, President, Taylor Shellfish Corporation
  • “Tremendous rapport with decision makers ”

    Chris Cziesla, Partner, Confluence Environmental Company
  • “Great insight, sound judgment & strategic counsel”

    Bill Taylor, President, Taylor Shellfish Corporation
Seattle, Washington

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Lafayette, LA 70503

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