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Calfee Zoning is a national zoning consultancy with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York and Washington, D.C.

As advisers to both local governments and property owners, we provide a unique and invaluable perspective to assist you in crafting a zoning ordinance that better achieves a balance between private and public benefits and burdens, which results in more effective and defensible zoning regulations.

Our local government experts use our legal, planning, communications knowledge and experience to identify and eliminate the barriers to your vision and draft clear, consistent, usable, simple, and defensible land-use regulations that reflect your vision and achieve desired outcomes. Additionally, we audit and manage regulatory risk.

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Sean S. Suder, Real Estate Partner and Lead Principal of Calfee Zoning, a subsidiary of the firm, is ranked in Band 1 for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use in Ohio in Chambers USA 2020. "Sean Suder offers a highly acclaimed zoning and land use practice, where he is considered an expert in providing 'creative' solutions to rezoning, land use code and title issues. An impressed client says, 'He is an experienced attorney who is a straight shooter. His research is solid, and we appreciate his in-depth knowledge of Ohio law.'"

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Although some of our Calfee Zoning professionals are also attorneys who may be separately engaged to provide legal representation in states where we are licensed to practice law, Calfee Zoning is not a law firm. Calfee Zoning professionals do not provide legal representation or services and are not engaged in the practice of law in any jurisdiction. Engaging us does not form an attorney-client relationship and, as such, the protections of the attorney-client relationship do not apply. If you wish to create an attorney-client relationship, you are encouraged to contact an attorney of your choosing. Calfee Zoning is an affiliate of Calfee Strategic Solutions LLC.

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Recent CZ Zonecast Recordings

9.15.2020 - CZ Zonecast Presents: Zoning and Land Use Predictions for 2021 and Beyond – Responding to Social and Economic Change

Current methodologies for zoning and land use will adapt post-pandemic as we are forced to rethink how we use space and land in the future and as we respond to changing social and economic forces and climate change. Calfee Zoning’s Sean Suder (Lead Principal, Founder), Jocelyn Gibson (Senior Consultant) and Donald Warner (Senior Consultant) shared their predicted top zoning trends for the remainder of 2020 and beyond in the September 15th Calfee Zonecast. In the second part of our program, guest Emily Sheckels Ahouse (Zoning Administrator, City of Cincinnati) discussed the recent recession-defying levels of building permitting still taking place, and how the kinds of permit applications received have adjusted.



8.20.2020 - Calfee Zoning and ICSC: Challenges and Opportunities of Retail Adaptive Reuse

Hosts Sean Suder (Lead Principal and Founder, Calfee Zoning) and Jocelyn Gibson (Senior Consultant, Calfee Zoning), were joined by panelists Terrence G. Maiden (Chief Executive Officer at Russell Glen and Developer at RedBird), Bobby Boone (Founder & Chief Strategist, &Access) and Charlie Fraas (Vice President, Development, CASTO) for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities of retail adaptive reuse.



7.09.2020 – CZ Zonecasts Presents: Single Family Zoning and Equity, the "Minneapolis Experience” With Special Guest Heather Worthington

Calfee Zoning's Sean Suder (Lead Principal, Founder) and Jocelyn Gibson (Senior Consultant) were joined by Heather Worthington, former Director of Long-Range Planning for the City of Minneapolis, for a conversation on the evolution of residential zoning in Minneapolis and her perspective on how it is working and her hopes for the future.



The opinions expressed by guest speakers and panelists during CZ Zonecasts may not necessarily reflect the view points of the attorneys and professionals of Calfee Zoning and Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP or its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Calfee Zoning's educational content is intended to inform and educate readers about legal developments and is not intended as legal advice for any specific individual or specific situation. Please consult with your attorney regarding any legal questions you may have. With regard to all content including case studies or descriptions, past outcomes do not predict future results. Clarifications and further guidance are being disseminated from government authorities on an ongoing basis. All information should be reaffirmed prior to the submission of any application and/or program participation.

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"Sean Suder offers a highly acclaimed zoning and land use practice, where he is considered an expert in providing 'creative' solutions to rezoning, land use code and title issues. An impressed client says, 'He is an experienced attorney who is a straight shooter. His research is solid, and we appreciate his in-depth knowledge of Ohio law.'"
Chambers USA 2020

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