Land Use Litigation

Municipal land-use bodies often are faced with claims that an applicant has been denied a permit to which it had an entitlement, thereby violating due process rights; or that the applicant was treated differently from a similarly situated person, thereby violating equal protection laws; or that a municipal regulation has effected an unconstitutional taking of land without just compensation.

Howd & Ludorf, LLC attorneys provide advice to municipal land use commissions on federal due process and equal protection claims, as well as federal claims of unconstitutional taking and state law-based claims of inverse condemnation. Howd & Ludorf, LLC’s representation has extended from state and federal trial courts to the Connecticut Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  When necessary, Howd & Ludorf, LLC attorneys have successfully opposed petitions for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

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