Advising Developers and Owners Regarding Land Use, Zoning, and Permits in Pierce County

Land is often the most valuable asset a person or business owns. Because of these high stakes involved, property disputes can be among the most costly and contentious civil disputes in the justice system.

Many property disputes center around specialized local laws and involve county or city-level officials. Dealing effectively with these disputes requires more than the general legal acumen taught in law school; it requires thorough knowledge of local real estate markets, laws, customs, and staff.

That’s why hiring the right attorney is one of the more important decisions you will make in protecting your investment. The greater the stakes in your case, the more important it is to hire an attorney who knows what they’re doing.

Real estate attorney Terry Brink has over 50 years of boots-on-the-ground experience in the South Sound real estate industry. Over the course of his long career, Terry has gone from heavy equipment operator, to owning his own successful real estate brokerage firm, to practicing real estate law. All the while, Terry has worked to develop, manage, and oversee his own residential and commercial real estate investment properties.

Handling Many Types of Land Use Matters in and Around Tacoma

Land use and zoning cases come in all shapes and sizes. Some homeowners may have a dispute over a property boundary with a neighbor who is trying to build a fence. Other clients may have multi-million-dollar development projects halted—costing them money every second—because they are at a standstill with the applicable municipalities in Pierce, King, Thurston or Kitsap Counties. No matter what type or scope of dispute you may have, we’re ready to help.

To best serve clients, the Brink Law Firm handles the following land use, zoning, and permit matters, among others:

  • Adverse Possession
  • Rezoning
  • Conditional use permits
  • Easements
  • Development agreements
  • Plats
  • Variances
  • Annexation and related agreements
  • Bulkhead permits
  • Compliance with all aspects of real property development under the Growth Management Act
  • Critical areas (e.g., wetlands, flood hazard areas, steep slopes, fish and wildlife habitat, geological hazards, shoreline management and other critical areas regulations)
  • Dock permits
  • Environmental remediation
  • Non-conforming use permits
  • Planned development districts
  • State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
  • Shoreline substantial development permits
  • Water rights, transfers, and other issues

Each one of the above matters will have its own laws, agencies, and legal issues involved. But regardless of the issue, our firm is prepared to stand up for your rights to use your land as you see fit.

Consult with a Pierce County Land Use Lawyer Today

When you have a land use or zoning problem, it is not only important that the matter gets resolved, but that it gets resolved in a way that saves you the most time, money, and headache. At the Brink Law Firm, we know how important a swift yet favorable resolution can be in any land use dispute.

Attorney Terry Brink has a unique background in development and real estate and understands the many problems that property owners and developers can face. If you have any issue regarding permits, zoning, or land use in or around the Tacoma area, your first call should be to the team at the Brink Law Firm. Call the office at 253.620.6666 or contact us online to discuss the many ways that we can help you.