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The "Reasonable Return" Standard - An Antiquated Approach to the Use Variance Burden of Proof

By: Gregory R. Alvarez, Esq.


Since there has been zoning, there have been requests from property owners to bend the strict rules which govern how one may use their property.  The specific dictates as to what kind of operations or uses may be undertaken in zoning districts have often been in conflict with property owners and other developers seeking to push the limits of what is suitable within a given area. 




Land Purchases

By: Christopher M. Read, Esq.


Beyond the city and suburban sprawl, away from the office parks and shopping malls, there are mountains and rivers, valleys and streams, pastures and meadows, and…