Twin Cities Land Use Lawyer

Minnesota Commercial Zoning Attorneys

At Burns & Hansen, P.A., you have direct access to experienced lawyers who routinely handle land use and zoning matters. We represent homeowners, property owners and developers in clearing the way for projects and improvements, including litigation and appeals when governmental entities say no.

Our law firm represents residential and commercial owners in the West Metro, across the greater Twin Cities and statewide in Minnesota on the full spectrum of land use issues. We routinely accompany clients before local planning and zoning boards, township boards, city councils, county boards and state agencies, and in contested court proceedings.

Whether you are in the planning stages or your request has already been denied, our land use attorneys offer sophisticated knowledge and vigorous legal advocacy to protect your interests and your property rights. Contact us today for a free initial discussion.

Securing Approvals or Appealing Denials

Law partners Patrick Burns, Bart Gernander and Erik Hansen have years of collective experience in real property law and land use litigation covering every scenario:

  • Building permits
  • Rezoning requests
  • Variances
  • Conditional use permits
  • Platting and subdivision
  • Property line disputes
  • Utility easements and road easements
  • Condemnation of private land by public bodies
  • Challenging or amending local ordinances

We also counsel commercial and housing developers on environmental impact concerns, extending sewer and water, commercial zoning, and other regulatory matters.

We represented a couple who bought a Minneapolis home with plans to convert the property into a rental four-plex. After our client got the demolition permit and tore down the house, they were denied a building permit — and then told by the city (too late) not to demolish the original structure! Our firm has represented many clients who have gotten the run-around, mixed messages or arbitrary denials from governing bodies.

Call our St. Louis Park law office at 952-232-5991 for a free initial discussion with proven trial lawyers who can advocate for you.