LAND

USE

 

The attorneys of Cooper Cargill Chant have prosecuted and defended a broad range of land use matters, before Town Boards, State Boards, administrative boards, and State and Federal Courts. Our attorneys have represented commercial property owners, residential property owners, developers, homeowners, abutters, local governments, and non-profit organizations, in virtually every type of land use issue that arises in New England. We work with our clients to develop comprehensive land use strategies, and where necessary, litigate to secure and protect clients’ valuable property rights. The attorneys of Cooper Cargill Chant have been involved in and have championed legal issues surrounding Mount Washington Valley’s most significant developments and land use cases.

 

Our lawyers can help you with all your legal needs.

 

CAPABILITIES

  • Residential and Commercial Development Litigation

  • Site Plan Review

  • Subdivision

  • Zoning Appeals

  • Building Permits

  • Variances

  • Special Exceptions

  • Equitable Waivers

  • Non-Conforming Structures and Uses

  • Grandfathered Uses

  • Vested Rights and Savings Clauses

  • Eminent Domain

  • Building and Construction Litigation

  • Boundary Line Disputes

  • Municipal Estoppel

  • Tax Abatement

  • Conservation Easements

  • Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Rights

  • Easements, Rights of Way and Access Issues

  • Waterfront and Riparian Rights

  • Shared Developments

  • Planned Unit Development Law or PUD Law

  • Condominium and Homeowner Association Law

  • Hotel and Motel Law

  • Recreational Development Law

  • Landlord Tenant Law

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REPRESENTATIVE WORK

  • Multiple cases involving the allowed uses on a common beach lot shared by back-lot owners, including recreational uses and dockage rights.

  • Successful defense against claim to enjoin commercial use of allegedly abandoned historic right of way through residential property, including bench trial.

  • Successful prosecution of claim that commercial signage fell outside of local land regulation, including successful appeal to New Hampshire Supreme Court.

  • Representation of condominium association against developer related to ongoing payments for septic density.

  • Representation of homeowners against homeowners association in claims seeking to invalidate changes to Association outside original grant of rights found in Declaration of Restrictions and deeds.

  • Representation of homeowners association seeking to enforce Restrictive Covenants, resulting in favorable verdict after trial.

PRACTICE AREAS

 

YOUR LAND USE ATTORNEYS & STAFF

Kenneth R. Cargill

Since joining the firm in 1987, he has served the business and estate planning needs of institutional and individual clients in New Hampshire and Maine by combining his legal and accounting skills to their advantage.

Partner

Christopher T. Meier

Chris represents individuals, businesses, and classes of individuals and businesses before both State and Federal courts throughout New England, administrative tribunals, municipal boards, and private arbitrators and mediators.

Partner

Randall F. Cooper

Randall F. Cooper is a third generation New Hampshire lawyer who has been actively practicing in North Conway since 1976, after having served as a line officer in the United States Navy.

Of Counsel

Kacy Tillotson

With over 15 years of legal experience Kacy’s work with Cooper Cargill Chant focuses on Business & Civil Litigation, Business & Transactional Law, Land Use and Trademarks & Copyrights.

Paralegal

Partner

Andy represents buyers, sellers, property owners, developers, landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development and financings. 

Andrew A. Dean

Legal Assistant

Khristina assists several attorneys in Residential & Commercial Real Estate Transactions as well as Estate Planning, Scheduling and Secretarial duties.

Khristina Eastman

Kimberly Zipf

Kim supports the firm's real estate, commercial, and probate attorneys in their respective areas of practice.

Legal Assistant