Chad W. Essick

Partner
301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601

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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 and administration proceedings on a myriad of land-use, zoning and real estate issues, including vested rights, constitutional matters, zoning ordinance interpretations, local government authority, title issues and property tax disputes. Chad also regularly represents buyers and sellers in multi-million dollar real estate transactions.

He also reviews and drafts real estate purchase contracts, lease agreements, service contracts and other commercial agreements, and represents clients in litigation regarding the same.

Representative Experience

  • Has represented multiple developers in obtaining rezoning, special use permit, text changes to ordinates and other entitlement approvals for commercial, office, residential and recreational development.
  • Has obtained local and state government approvals and favorable court decisions for numerous controversial land use projects, including landfill facilities, solid waste transfer stations, surface mining operations, concrete and asphalt plants, automobile dealerships, migrant housing, adult establishments and religious institutions.
  • Has represented and advised a national REIT and other developers on the acquisition of downtown Raleigh office buildings, parking decks and raw land.
  • Has represented buyers, sellers and lenders in multi-million dollar real estate transactions.
  • Has obtained approvals and favorable court decisions on behalf of property owners developing controversial land use projects within designated Historic Districts.
  • Has represented adjacent land owners and organized neighborhood associations in mitigating adverse impacts of nearby development as well as opposing and defeating certain land use projects, including a conditional use permit for a proposed industrial wind turbine facility spanning thousands of acres in northeastern NC.
  • Has represented clients in all types of real estate litigation, including boundary, title and restrictive covenant disputes.
  • Has represented and obtained favorable court decisions and settlements on behalf of municipalities and counties concerning a wide array of local government issues, including zoning, land use, constitutional matters and taxation.
  • Has obtained significant property tax reductions, reimbursements and exemptions for owners of commercial, office, industrial, multi-family and non-profit developments across North Carolina.
  • Has represented companies and individuals in obtaining dismissals or favorable settlements of disciplinary actions before licensing boards and the Office of Administrative Hearings.
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