Municipal Law & Land Use

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Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, LLC
27 Siemon Company Drive
Suite 300 W
Watertown, CT 06795
Phone 860-274-2511
Fax 860-274-2513
Municipal Law & Land Use
Connecticut Municipal Law Lawyers
Litchfield County Land Use Attorneys

The firm of Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, L.L.C., has a long history of service to the Town of Watertown and other entities in Litchfield County. We represent governmental bodies, developers, and individuals in land use and municipal law issues across Northwest Connecticut.

Municipal Law
Founder Sherman Slavin served as town attorney to Watertown for many years, and our current partners, Charles Stauffacher and Paul Jessell, have also served as general counsel or special counsel to the Town. Attorney Thomas Kaelin has provided legal opinions to the Town of Woodbury in some land use matters.We have represented a number of local entities in a wide range of issues including:
   Town of Watertown (charter changes, ordinance interpretation, planning and zoning, inland wetlands, zoning board of appeals, insurance defense, general legal advice to the Town Council)
   Watertown School Board (major school renovation contracts, residency and disciplinary hearings, general counsel)
   Watertown Water and Sewer Authority (assessment appeals, tax foreclosure, contracts with other communities, litigation defense)

We are knowledgeable about all laws affecting municipalities, including the Freedom of Information Act. Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, L.L.C. is available as general counsel or special counsel to towns, school districts and other bodies and agencies across northwest Connecticut.

Land Use Law
Our firm's fifty-five years in Litchfield County provides clients with a wealth of information and breadth of experience in all land use issues. Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, L.L.C. represents developers, businesses and individual property owners in planning, contracts and litigation relating to:

   Permits and variances
   Conservation and inland wetland review
   Utility improvements
   Easements (road, water, sewer, power)
   Boundary line adjustments and disputes
   Zoning Board of Appeals