Manley Burke - 225 West Court Street - Cincinnati, OH 45202 - Tel: 513-721-5525

Ohio Land use, Development, Zoning and Eminent Domain Law Firm

Property development is a complex process due to numerous local, state and federal laws and regulations involved. At Manley Burke in Cincinnati, we have broad experience in all matters related to land use, zoning, regulation and development. We assist clients in matters such as:

  • Administrative appeals
  • Administrative land use hearings
  • Commercial and industrial development
  • Court appeals from government action
  • Eminent domain
  • Entitlements
  • Entitlement preservation and extensions
  • Historic preservation
  • Private land use covenants
  • Public and private partnerships and development agreements
  • Public utility easements
  • Permitting and bonding
  • Reciprocal easement agreements
  • Residential development
  • Special exceptions
  • Urban and rural development
  • Variances
  • Zoning appeals
  • Zoning determinations
  • Zoning violations

We regularly represent a range of clients in these issues, including:

  • Developers
  • Landowners
  • Local governments
  • Neighborhood and public interest groups

We know that time is money and litigation can drag on for years, draining your resources along the way. So we analyze your issue and determine the best course of action to protect your interests. Then we use our extensive negotiation and litigation skills to your advantage. Whatever your land use or zoning issue, we work to resolve it quickly and successfully.

Eminent Domain

The power of eminent domain allows governments to take private land for public use. This often includes taking land to build schools and public parks, expand public roads, or redevelop property or a neighborhood that has fallen into extreme disrepair. The government must compensate landowners for the fair market value of their property. But what if you do not want to sell? That is where Manley Burke comes in — we are experienced in representing individuals, businesses and other entities fighting to protect their property from government seizure through eminent domain.

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Historic Preservation

Preserving historic buildings and properties is an issue close to our hearts at Manley Burke. Our offices are located in two of Cincinnati's historic downtown properties. Located in a historic district, our building at 225 West Court Street was originally constructed in 1882. After purchasing it, we completed extensive rehabilitation under National Historic Act requirements. Our second building is located next door at 229 West Court and was built in 1845.

In our legal practice, we represent property owners and community groups in historic preservation matters. We have fought aggressively in court to protect historic properties from destruction or negative impact due to eminent domain actions or violations of local historic preservation rules. Our skilled attorneys have also represented clients in front of historic review boards.

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Contact Us Today

For experienced legal counsel in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio, call Manley Burke at 513-721-5525 or contact us online. We look forward to speaking with you.

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In Memorium

Robert E. Manley

Eulogy for a Renaissance Man