Practice Areas

Planning & Zoning

The Galloway Law Group is best known for gaining approvals for some of metropolitan Atlanta's largest and most significant real estate developments. From minor variance applications to complex mixed-use, office, hospital or industrial developments, the firm's attorneys help clients avoid issues and navigate through the entitlement process to ensure each project has the legal basis and political backing necessary to succeed.

Zoning and Land Use Litigation

The attorneys at the Galloway Law Group have a wide breadth of experience litigating its clients' rights in disputes related to rezoning, permitting, easements, trespass, and tax appeals. Our lawyers are also experienced in the complex area of the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). Our attorneys are able to evaluate the religious land use issues and use RLUIPA protections to the client's advantage.

Over the past three decades, members of this firm have handled zoning cases that helped form the framework of Georgia zoning law. The following are a few of the major decisions: Church of Scientology of Ga., Inc. v. City of Sandy Springs, Ga., 843 F.Supp.2d 1328 (N.D. Ga. 2012); A.G.A. Islamic Org., Inc. v. City of Lilburn, Ga., No. 1:09-CV-3549-TWT, 2011 WL 2604809 (N.D. Ga. June 29, 2011); Cobb County v. Annox Self Storage No. 1, LLC, 294 Ga. App. 218 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008); and BFI Waste Systems of N. Am. v. Dekalb Cnty., Ga., 303 F. Supp. 2d 1335 (N.D. Ga. 2004).

Administrative Appeals

It sometimes becomes necessary to challenge denials and delays in the zoning, permitting or development process. Our firm's lawyers handle all types of disputes and administrative appeals, including those involving administrative variances, signs, permits and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) decisions. If the need arises, our attorneys provide vigorous and experienced representation.

Condemnation and Eminent Domain

The Galloway Law Group represents clients in condemnation and eminent domain cases at every stage, from pre-condemnation negotiations to the trial of disputed values in Superior Court. In some cases, we are able to negotiate changes to the project that will make the effect of the condemnation less intrusive or to use the interlocutory assessor method to maximize the award to the property owner without the expense and delay of a jury trial. In addition, our skilled and experienced lawyers have substantial experience in trying those cases that cannot be settled.