Land Use

There is a common perception that one’s land is yours to do with as you see fit. However, in modern society, zoning regulations and environmental concerns often place significant limitations on the use of our property. At their best, such land use restrictions can enhance the value of everyone’s land by ensuring that one property owner respects the rights of those around them. However, implementing and complying with these regulations can often be trying for both the implementing government agency and the regulated property owner. In these situations, it is best to consult an experienced Land Use attorney.

Who can the Offices of William R. Seligmann represent?

The Offices of William R. Seligmann represent both government agencies and individuals who are facing zoning and land use issues. We believe in the role of government but we also understand that citizens often need a hand in dealing with State and Local government agencies.

What types of matters have we handled?

As government law attorneys, our firm has handled a number of cases impacting both everyday citizens and governmental agencies. The Law Offices of William R. Seligmann represents property owners, developers and government entities on land use and various related issues involving everything from land development, construction, constitutional law, and real estate. Some of the issues our clients face include:

  • Zoning and Permits
  • Subdivision of land
  • Real Estate Development
  • Conflicting uses of land
  • Alcohol and Drug Recovery homes
  • Non-conforming uses
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) matters;
  • Regulatory takings

Whether you are a regulator or a land owner, the Offices of William R. Seligmann are ready to discuss your needs and concerns.

Find Understanding and Experience with the Law Offices of William R. Seligmann

Land use regulations can be complex, and over time, those regulations have changed in both dramatic and subtle ways. That is why it is important to have Land Use lawyer who has been watching these changes for many years.

William R. Seligmann has the experience, reputation, knowledge and contacts that makes him the right choice when you are looking for a Land Use Attorney. He received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1982, and began practicing law that same year at a reputable local law firm. Over time, the firm evolved, becoming Dempster, Seligmann and Raineri. Then, in 2001, Mr. Seligmann established the Law Offices of William R. Seligmann, working in a close relationship with the firm of Atchison, Barisone & Condotti in Santa Cruz. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Seligmann has developed significant experience in many facets of the law, including land use and real estate. He has also served as the City Attorney for the City of Campbell since 1985.

Mr. Seligmann has served on the Executive Committees of Public Law and Litigation Sections of the California Bar, chairing the former Section from 2004 to 2005. He has also served as a consultant and reviewer on a number of legal publications including the California Municipal Law Handbook, and California Land Use Practice.

In keeping with his distinguished career, Mr. Seligmann is the subject of a biography in Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law. He also maintains a “Superb” rating level with, a “Preeminent” rating level from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters.

To learn more about William R. Seligmann and our firm, contact the Law Offices of William R. Seligmann at (831) 423-8383.

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