Irwin Fritchie attorneys have handled numerous zoning, land use, and infrastructure matters for owners and developers, municipalities, and neighborhood interests opposing development. Our experience in these fields includes many litigated zoning matters, administrative hearings, and applications for conditional, special, and permitted uses and zoning waivers throughout Louisiana. We also possess particular expertise in zoning and planning for historic district permitting.
In Louisiana, the power to take property for public use without the consent of the owner is referred to as expropriation. Our zoning attorneys handle all client needs regarding expropriation, whether the matter involves the actual physical taking of the property or merely regulation that affects the normal use of the property. When a taking of property has occurred, we assist in assessing whether the taking can be attached, as well as working to obtain maximum value for the property taken.