Zoning, Land Use And Environmental Issues

Salzmann Hughes, P.C. is known throughout the state for its land use practice. Salzmann Hughes, P.C. has represented development interests of all types including: residential subdivisions, shopping centers, quarries, distribution centers, landfills and mining operations. Over the years, the firm has represented numerous commercial entities, individuals, municipalities and municipal authorities in regards to environmental law. Our representation is diverse and includes counseling public and private organizations and companies on compliance and permitting issues, as well as litigation.

Agriculture is one of the leading industries in the Commonwealth and Salzmann Hughes, P.C. is actively engaged in representing the interests of Pennsylvania farmers statewide. Our representation of agricultural interests includes challenging onerous local zoning regulations, representing farmers in nuisance disputes, assisting with CAO, CAFO and NMA compliance, preferential tax assessment appeals, farmland preservation and estate planning for farmers where large tracts of agricultural real estate are involved. Several of the firm’s attorneys grew up on or around farms, giving them unique perspectives of the issues facing Pennsylvania’s farmers.

Although our firm has achieved success on behalf of its clients in many high-profile cases before, federal, state, local and administrative bodies, we pride ourselves in our ability to work cooperatively with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) or negotiate with others so as to resolve environmental issues in a cost-effective and responsible manner.

extensive experience in all areas:

• Landfills
• Air Pollution Control
• Site Remediation
• Development
• Mining
• Solid Waste Management
• Agricultural Nutrient Management
• Negotiations with the DEP and EPA on compliance issues
• Water Pollution Control
• Environmental Due Diligence
• Storage Tank Regulation
• Regulatory Compliance
• Bankruptcy Issues

Salzmann Hughes, P.C. is also experienced in assisting clients with zoning issues. Because of the successful municipal law practice of Salzmann Hughes our attorneys are well versed in the requirements of the Municipalities Planning code and land use planning. Salzmann Hughes has successfully guided many clients through the land use approval process. The firm has special experience in assisting clients with controversial land use projects such as landfills, quarries and large-scale developments. The attorneys at Salzmann Hughes, P.C. work closely with team members that include the client, public relations specialists, engineers, land planners and graphic artists/designers.