Zoning and Land Use

LogoOur zoning and land use practice goes hand-in-hand with our environmental work. We focus on assisting local governments with pro-active legal mechanisms for protecting their community’s character, managing growth in a positive way, and combating sprawl. We assist our municipal clients in seeking out and implementing beneficial strategies for addressing such issues as farmland protection, historic preservation, environmental and natural features ordinances, and the preservation of rural character.

We also assist residents and community groups in defending their interests and their neighborhoods before local planning and supervisory boards. We have represented clients in all phases of zoning and land use litigation, as well, including recent successes in the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals.


NEWS

Position Available

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is looking to hire a Legal Assistant and Litigation Specialist to join our team. For more info, please go to: OBH Job Posting

May 1, 2015 

Retiring after almost 28 years!

Doreen Schramski retired on May 1, 2015, after almost 28 years with our firm, supporting our office and clients. We couldn't have gotten where we are today without her help. We are grateful for her time and the memories along the way! Join us in wishing her all the best in her retirement!

May 1, 2015 

Partnership Announcement

Olson, Bzdok & Howard is pleased to announce that Ross A. Hammersley, Kate E. Redman, and Emerson Hilton have become shareholders with the firm. Please take a look at their attorney profiles to learn more about these young legal trailblazers.

March 20, 2015 

Larry McKay & Joan McKay have joined our firm!

Olson, Bzdok & Howard welcomes Larry McKay and Joan McKay into our firm as Of Counsel attorneys. Olson, Bzdok & Howard will continue to maintain offices in both Traverse City and Frankfort, so that we can more conveniently serve clients in the surrounding counties throughout northern Michigan.

January 1, 2015