Land Use Law & Zoning

Dallas Zoning Attorney

Land Use Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Texas

Zoning and land use is where real estate intersects with politics. Depending on the location, business operations, and intention of use, your project will require certain adherence to local and federal ordinances. It is critical to understand how land use and zoning apply to your development.

Our land use and zoning law attorney at McPherson Law Firm PLLC has over three decades of experience in this field. With a background in environmental and real estate law, Attorney McPherson is well-equipped to help you meet your long-term goals.


Achieve your real estate development objectives the right way. Call our Dallas zoning law firm at (214) 722-7096 for a free consultation.


Understanding Land Use and Zoning Laws in Texas

While some business operators and property owners believe they can take shortcuts to avoid costs, violations will not go unnoticed. The resulting penalties and enforcement actions can far exceed the original cost of compliance. Our primary goal at McPherson Law Firm PLLC is to help you build foundations for financial success without compromising legal compliance.

Essentially, land use and zoning laws regulate the use and development of real estate. Zoning is the means local governments use to restrict how you may use your real property. Complex federal constitutional principals and state preemptive laws can limit local zoning ordinances.

Zoning laws, for example, prevent companies from building factories in or near neighborhoods. They can also regulate:

  • Building height
  • Number of trees
  • Impervious cover
  • Vested rights
  • Platting
  • Urban infill

Texas has a complex network of laws affecting your right to develop your property. Whether you are a developer or business owner, our zoning lawyer in Dallas can help stay legally compliant. We can also identify and acquire the necessary water or waste/air permits and avoid environmental violations.

Cultural Resources in Texas

Larger cities in Texas also have rules that may require you to complete archaeological surveys and preserve historic features. These rules rely on regulations adopted by the US Secretary of the Interior to determine how detailed a survey is required.

This entire area is very subjective with lots of grey areas. Our Texas cultural resources lawyer can provide you with competent, experienced, legal expertise. We can help contain your costs by limiting the scope of these projects and efficiently completing what is necessary.

Get in Touch with Our Land Use & Zoning Law Team Today

Our land use attorneys can anticipate obstacles and identify problematic strategies. If we believe your current plan sets you up for failure, we will not simply say so. We can work closely with you to develop an alternative that accomplishes your goals without risking noncompliance.

Let our land use lawyers help you build foundations for long-term success. Contact McPherson Law Firm PLLC at (214) 722-7096 to get started as soon as possible.

Why Choose Us?

  • 30+ Years of Legal Experience
  • Focused Practice Backed by Extensive Knowledge
  • Responsive to Client Communication
  • Weekend & Same-Day Appointments Available

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