Land Use

The Trenti Law Firm
Serving Northeastern Minnesota
for over 50 years

Your ability to use and develop any piece of property is dependent on a wide mixture of local, state, and federal requirements. At the Trenti Law Firm, we have been representing a wide spectrum of clients with their land use issues for many decades on matters such as:

  • Analyses of site development potential
  • Condemnation/eminent domain
  • Conditional use permits
  • Due diligence for acquisitions and financing
  • Environmental review
  • Health department regulation, including sanitary sewer and wells
  • Shoreland management issues
  • Tax abatements
  • Variances
  • Wetlands issues
  • Zoning changes

Our practice includes representation of:

  • Businesses and corporations
  • Developers
  • Family and hunting LLCs
  • Holders of mining rights and mineral interests
  • Lake associations
  • Municipalities
  • Neighborhood groups
  • Private owners
  • Road associations

Protecting Your Rights

A careful review of land use issues (both real and potential) is an essential step during purchase or sale of businesses and real property, as well as in financing transactions. We are able to identify land use issues at an early stage in transactions, thereby helping to protect our clients from unanticipated costs and risks. Whenever possible, we develop creative solutions to land use problems that otherwise could frustrate business transactions.

The Trenti Law Firm Can Help

Although we emphasize communication and negotiation in conflict resolution, there are times when litigation is the only practical means of protecting our clients’ interests. We possess the legal and technical knowledge necessary to skillfully and cost-effectively manage land use cases. We recognize that many cases will ultimately be resolved before administrative bodies and the court system, and we strategize accordingly. This helps our clients to prevail at the local level (before planning commissions, city councils, and county boards) as well as on appeal before administrative bodies or the courts.

ATTORNEYS

Tracy Podpeskar
Kris Hennis (Legal Assistant)