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In recent years, several states have announced plans to begin constructing high-speed railway systems within their borders in an effort to create more efficient means of travel. These plans have begun to cause concern for private landowners who worry the states may resort to condemning […]Read More
Congratulations to Dan Dalton, who was recently appointed to the Board of Directors to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb County serves over 2700 club members age six through eighteen through locations in Oakland and Macomb […]Read More
It has been reported that the Board of Directors of the California Coastal Commission removed its director for performance issues. While the merits of his removal have been largely debated, most people do not understand the role of the California Coastal Commission with respect to […]Read More
Most Americans believe that the First Amendment protects our free speech from government retaliation. And in most cases that belief is generally true. But sometimes cases with strange facts have the potential to produce strange decisions. For example, in a case where the government demoted […]Read More
In what may be the next battleground with RLUIPA, a state district court in Minnesota ruled that the decision to deny a Conditional Use Permit for a religious cemetery was arbitrary and capricious. As a result, the Court granted the Plaintiff declaratory relief. A copy […]Read More
Last week, Kate Brink, Larry Opalewski and I attended the ALI Eminent Domain Land Use conference in Austin, Texas. In addition to giving Zana Tomich a well-deserved break from listening to land use attorneys talking about zoning issues, we had a wonderful time in Austin […]Read More
Big data, or data collection, are buzz words we read or hear about on a daily basis. Some of the world’s largest and most profitable companies, known for their cutting edge technology, search engines, software, and high-demand products are really in the business of collecting, […]Read More
With the recent rains and wet weather generated from the El Nino arising in the Pacific Ocean, property owners in California may be facing property damage arising from eroding land on cliffs and in valleys. Normally, in order to make repairs, a land owner would […]Read More
When does a community go too far in enforcing its zoning ordinances? A recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision answered this question in a recent case where a Township sought a court Order to remove three buildings built without zoning permits and not only lost, […]Read More
Last week, the Florida Court of Appeal struck down an injunction from the trial court which ordered a billionaire businessman to stop posting online about another billionaire businessman. The Court found that the injunction constituted a prior restraint on free speech, and thus could not […]Read More
The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps accomplish your goals. Our collaborative approach has helped leaders like you grow businesses and banks, develop and expand churches, and build nonprofit organizations nationwide.
In my role as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God, quite often we are faced with issues that involve local governments and municipalities. Many of these issues that arise in dealing with entities are land use related. I have found Dalton & Tomich’s experience and expertise in this area to be a valuable resource and asset in every situation.
Never one time during a year-long litigation process did Dalton & Tomich demonstrate anything other than Christ-like professionalism. They managed the legal details, while we continued to do church. How they managed themselves, managed our case, and represented our church set the table for me and our church to be where we are today.
Dalton & Tomich’s expertise and experience helped us through a very difficult legal journey, ultimately achieving a favorable outcome. Their personal interest in helping us went “above and beyond” just the call of duty.