Shields Law Partners has handled numerous zoning matters for both owners/developers and neighborhood interests opposing development. Our experience in these fields includes many litigated zoning matters and applications for conditional and special permitted uses and zoning waivers throughout Louisiana. Shields Law Partners attorneys possess particular expertise in zoning and planning for historic district permitting. The taking of property for the public use without the consent of the owner is commonly known as the power of eminent domain. In Louisiana, this power is referred to as “expropriation.” Our zoning attorneys handle all client needs with regard to expropriation, whether the matter involves the actual physical taking of property or merely regulation that affects the normal use of the property. When a “taking” of property has occurred, we will assist in assessing whether the taking can be attacked, as well as in working to obtain maximum value for the property taken.
Lafayette land use matters handled by Shields Law Partners include: