Zoning & Land Use

Navigating Complicated Zoning and Land Use Matters

Zoning and land use matters can be frustrating and quite challenging to resolve. Zoning laws are often vague and restrictions on land use can devalue your property and threaten your ability to move forward with important building and development projects.

The Zoning & Land Use practice at Kolesar & Leatham focuses on helping clients resolve complicated zoning and land use issues. Our lawyers have a vast understanding of the laws, codes and standards governing property use and land development at the city, county, and state levels. We represent commercial and residential clients throughout the State of Nevada and beyond in a complete range of zoning and land use matters, including:

  • Permits
  • Waivers
  • Variances
  • Licensing
  • Rezoning Approvals
  • Master Plan Amendments
  • Design Reviews
  • Development Agreements
  • Due Diligence Reviews

Our attorneys understand that obtaining the appropriate zoning and land use approvals is critical to our clients’ business activities and development projects. We work directly with our clients to prepare and submit applications to city and county municipal boards, state agencies and other governmental bodies. Our lawyers take the time to carefully review complex zoning codes and land development standards with our clients at every stage of the process, from initial design to final approval of the project. We appreciate that these laws and regulations can be difficult to navigate and we work one on one with our clients to make certain that they have the information and advice they need to move their development plans and projects forward.


Working to Resolve Zoning and Land Use Controversies

Kolesar & Leatham is widely recognized in Las Vegas and across the state for our ability to help clients secure the permits and approvals they need to complete their building projects and conduct their business operations. When conflicts and issues arise we work with the appropriate boards and planning commissions to resolve these matters in a quick and efficient manner. In the event that a fair outcome cannot be achieved we are fully prepared to take legal action against cities, municipalities, counties and other governmental bodies. We regularly appear before boards and commissions throughout the state and litigate zoning and land use disputes on behalf of our clients at the trial and appellate levels.

Whether we are submitting an application for a special permit to a local planning commission or challenging a land use restriction in court, our attorneys keep our clients fully informed throughout the process. Our goal is to help our clients minimize legal risks and overcome obstacles so that they can complete their building and development projects in a timely manner.