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.
On February 21, 2017, after study and public hearing, the Raleigh City Council voted to increase development permitting fees in the City of Raleigh. The current fee schedule is viewable here. However, after Tuesday’s vote by the Raleigh City Council, those fees will change in the near future. […]
Nationally, we are noticing a slight “uptick” in published case law addressing claims that public officials are “biased”, maintain a “conflict of interest”, or are otherwise unable to perform constitutionally their duties as to land use decisions.
In a coastal town in North Carolina called Ocean Isle Beach, there is a small airport. Jackson/Hill Aviation, Inc. is contracted with the Town of Ocean Isle Beach to operate that small airport. A dispute later broke out between Jackson/Hill and the Town, because Jackson/Hill did not always […]
Let’s talk about flooding. There is a lot of land development going on out there, and, with development, comes land disturbance. And, with land disturbance, can come change in water flow. With change in water flow, there can be flooding. This is a case about flooding, and the […]
A lesson today from the Court of Appeals, in terms of the timeliness of filing an appeal. Also, probably, the benefits of hiring a lawyer. Now, it relates to marital property — not to land use — but procedural issues are important to all lawyers. So, we think […]