Land Use and Zoning

We assist owners, developers and investors with all facets of land use and zoning, development and operation, servicing their unique real estate needs efficiently, effectively and in a timely manner.

Why Cooley

Team includes lawyers and senior urban planners 

Well-known for our business insight and legal and non-legal strategic advice

Decades of experience in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC market and demonstrated success and guidance of some of the leading, most significant, complex land use/zoning and real estate deals in one of the country’s strongest real estate markets

Significant influence and critical, key relationships with the elected leadership of Northern Virginia

Counsel on all aspects of the land planning, zoning and development process, including obtaining necessary zoning and permitting approvals from public bodies and agencies, as well as presenting proposed zoning changes to affected community groups and the local media

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Cooley’s team does a uniquely phenomenal job of communicating and coordinating all the necessary disciplines associated with complex land use cases, including the engineers, architects, transportation consultants, public relations experts, the client, impacted citizens and local governmental agencies.

Christopher Tacinelli

President, Gorove/Slade Associates, Inc


  • Band 1 Ranked Real Estate and Land Use/Zoning Team in No. VA; Team includes two Band 1 Ranked Attorneys for Land Use/Zoning (Chambers USA)
  • Ranked in Real Estate Land Use/Zoning in the US (Legal 500 US)
  • Ranked Tier 1 Nationally and in DC for Real Estate and Land Use (US News/Best Lawyers)