Nixon Peabody LLP
Bob Burgdorf’s practice concentrates on general real estate law, zoning, and legal services to higher education institutions. Representative clients include private developers, public utilities, college and universities, energy companies and commercial landlords and tenants.
What do you focus on?
Land use and zoning
I have concentrated much of my practice in representing companies in contested land use and zoning projects, including securing permitting for more than 1,500 cell tower sites over the last 25 years for the nation’s largest cellular telephone provider. Related experience involves litigation arising out of the permitting for these types of projects as well as real estate litigation generally, commercial landlord/tenant disputes and other general real estate and development matters.
My practice also includes providing the broad range of legal services necessary for the day-to-day operations of higher education institutions.
Upstate New York
Land use and zoning matters have become increasing complex as municipalities seek to more rigorously regulate what are often scarce remaining developable areas in Upstate New York’s metropolitan areas. Prudent developers will be thoughtful about carefully considering all available permitting tools and will need to place additional emphasis on producing a proper record before boards.