Chad primarily represents land owners and developers before local Boards of Adjustment, Planning Commissions, City Councils, and County Commissioners on matters related to zoning, permitting, variances, annexations, special use permits, site plans, subdivisions and road closings. He also represents land owners, developers and local governments in state and federal court on a myriad of land-use, zoning and real estate issues, including vested rights, constitutional matters, zoning ordinance interpretations, local government authority and title issues. He also has significant experience representing property owners and counties in property tax disputes before the North Carolina Property Tax Commission.
Chad also represents and advises banks and financial institutions with respect to real estate, land-use and title issues affecting distressed and /or bank-owned real estate, including litigation pertaining to real estate assets and security interests. He reviews and drafts real estate purchase contracts, lease agreements, service contracts and other commercial agreements, and represents clients in litigation regarding the same.
Chad also has experience representing clients before the North Carolina General Assembly on limited issues.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Chad W. Essick