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Michael Thelen

Mike represents public companies and smaller, privately-owned businesses and local governments in federal and state court litigation, as well as in land use and real estate development and entitlement negotiations, processes, and disputes. Mike has experience litigating throughout the United States but focuses his practice on land use, real estate and local government issues and solutions in North Carolina.

Supreme Court Construes Local Law to Allow “Availability” Fees to be Charged Against Developed Property and Undeveloped Property

Infrastructure fees are a common battleground between landowners/developers and local governments.  The Supreme Court decided a case this week that counts as a “win” for the local governments, reversing a Court of Appeals decision.  That is, the Supreme Court determined that the unambiguous language of a State law […]