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What can a property owner do when the local government in Michigan takes ownership of land?

  • July 11, 2016
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Are there any claims available to a property owner whose property has been either physically taken, or rendered useless through zoning regulations under Michigan law? The answer is yes; a property owner may assert an inverse condemnation claim in limited circumstances. A claim for inverse […]

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How to challenge the re-zoning of property in Michigan

  • June 8, 2016
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Michigan law provides that local governments have the power to re-zone property under a rather broad set of criteria.  Can a property owner challenge the re-zoning?  The answer is yes, but, be aware of the case law and its unique nuances when making the judicial […]

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Five things you need to know about zoning in Detroit

  • March 23, 2015
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Cafe outdoors Last week, Zana Tomich wrote about the exciting new stores and restaurants in the City of Detroit and the five things you need to know before you sign a lease to open a store, an office or a restaurant. Today we are going […]

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Dalton & Tomich quoted in Detroit Free Press article, "Commerical Farming in Detroit"

  • August 11, 2011
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

When looking for expert advice on land use and zoning, the Detroit Free Press turned to Dalton & Tomich for its opinion on urban farming in Detroit, Michigan. Commercial_farming_to_start_in_Detroit_with_1,000_trees___Detroit_Free_Press.pdf

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