Land Use Law
Our land use attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to a broad base of clients to satisfy land use requirements and regulations before state, regional and local administrative agencies. We specialize in helping clients attain successful and profitable development approvals, including obtaining development entitlements for undeveloped land and enhancing the approved entitlements for the redevelopment of an existing project. Our expert land use attorneys provide business and commercial representation in all areas subject to governmental action. Typical representation includes land development and permit approvals, legal prerequisites for comprehensive plan amendments, zoning amendments, developments of regional impact, right-of-way issues, and other governmental regulatory matters.
We also specialize in representing developers and corporations in drafting declarations of covenants and restrictions for subdivisions and declaration of condominium for approval with local and state regulatory agencies. This specialization includes representation for commercial, residential and mixed-use projects.
Small Practices Not Immune from HIPAA Enforcement
by Matthew Lapointe on June 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm
Small medical practices who think they don’t need to worry about HIPAA privacy and security compliance had better think again. A 6-physician practice in the Chicago area recently paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services $31,000 to settle alleged violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rules. The Center for Children’s Digestive Health, a pediatric […]
US Department of Justice Publishes 'The Guidance' to Help Set Standards for Corporate Compliance Programs
by will on June 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm
Earlier this year, the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) published its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs (the “Guidance”). The Guidance set out important standards for corporate compliance plans. The Guidance also provides a checklist for corporations’ compliance programs. The DOJ recognizes that compliance plans are not a “one size fits all” […]
Blalock Walters is uniquely qualified to serve the education industry. Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing governmental entities, including school boards. Our firm has over 20 attorneys with experience in areas of law that would be regularly utilized by the by educational institutions including a wide variety of local government issues such as budgeting, contracts, zoning and development, labor and employment, all phases of litigation, student discipline, student activity, Civil Rights, sunshine law, ethics law, special permits, and public records. Attorneys have assisted in school boards in areas related to land use, real estate and contracts. Blalock Walters also has experienced attorneys who can assist with real estate, environmental, and taxation issues.
The complexities surrounding the residential and commercial construction industry require knowledge of construction contracts, construction liens, surety bonds, building codes, financing, insurance, construction defects, delays and disruptions, regulations such as OSHA and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), wage and hours laws, permitting and land use. We provide legal services in resolving disputes concerning construction law including mediation, arbitration, and trial. Industry Resources: