Olympia Property Lawyer Providing Assistance With Permit Applications

Blueprint and approval formThe use of land for commercial purposes is highly regulated. A new project can involve large amounts of red tape before you can even break ground. Applying for and acquiring the right permits is crucial to any commercial land venture. Applying for permits can be a complicated and burdensome task as it can involve voluminous paperwork. Retaining an attorney who is experienced in such matters can be essential. Ben Cushman is an Olympia property lawyer helping Washington companies and landowners with the permit process. Ben has been serving our community since 1996 and he is familiar with the types of issues which must be dealt with. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also serve Tacoma and other areas in Washington.

Attorney assisting Olympia and Tacoma developers with the permit process for land use projects

There are many land use activities which require permits. These include logging and mining, creating residential and commercial developments, modifying existing buildings, and establishing multi-family housing or special commercial uses.  Permits can even be required to simply install a patio or create a garden patch. Such activities can be regulated at the local, county, and state levels simultaneously. The process of acquiring the required permits can often take months if not longer. The process may require a detailed proposal, the completion of required preliminary work, and a presentation to the local land use board or government. If this process is not properly completed then the application can be delayed or denied, and ignoring or overlooking it can expose a landowner or business to onerous penalties. Retaining a lawyer who is experienced in such matters can help to ensure that the proper steps are taken.

Ben Cushman is an Olympia property lawyer who helps with the permit process for commercial land use activities. Ben will use your initial consultation to gain a broader understanding of your project and what it is you hope to achieve. He will identify the steps which need to be taken to complete the process in as efficient and cost effective a manner as possible. He will then develop a plan to prepare your materials in the most expedient fashion and will guide you through the process as the review of your application proceeds. Ben will ensure that your interests are protected and that you are treated fairly by state and local regulators. We understand that dealing with regulations can be burdensome to businesses. Our firm is here to help. Call today to speak with an attorney.

Our firm also serves the Thurston County cities of Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, the Pierce County cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Lakewood, the Lewis County cities of Centralia, Chehalis, the King County cites of Seattle, Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, and Federal Way, as well as other areas in Washington, including Grays Harbor, Mason, Cowlitz, and Pacific Counties.

Lawyer staying in regular communication with Olympia clients requiring a land use permit

We understand that commercial real estate projects can be highly complicated. You may be dealing with investors, contractors, inspectors, and neighbors. The fact that such transactions involve many “moving parts” means that it is important that you be kept up to date as to the status of your case. It is, therefore, important that you have a lawyer who emphasizes attorney-client communication. Ben does this. He promptly responds to phone call and emails. He will make himself available to address your concerns and our office will provide an online portal through which you will be able to access your filed documents. We strive to provide a high level of service and we are honored to serve those in Olympia and elsewhere. This is our promise in each and every case.