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Vested Rights

…Editor’s note: In this article, attorney Dan Shapiro provides a brief introduction to some of the “wrinkles” when it comes to a sometimes complex area of land use law: vested rights. As Dan notes…

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Hitting the Restart Button

…community’s planning visions both for today and the future. Dan Shapiro is a partner with the law firm of Robbins, Salomon and Patt, Ltd in Chicago, Illinois. He practices in the areas of land use,…

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Understanding Spot Zoning

…parcel; the anticipated public benefit; the consistency with the community’s comprehensive plan; and the consistency with surrounding zoning, and uses, to make a determination of the validity of the rezoning. Dan Shapiro is a partner…