Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC Land Use and Zoning

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What We Do For You

The attorneys at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea are experienced in land use matters. We represent property owners in variances, partition applications, and minor subdivision applications. We also represent developers before government and administrative agencies to obtain project approvals. Projects include office and retail buildings, condominiums, shopping centers, golf courses, and residential communities. We are prepared to handle your case regardless of whether it is a simple application or complex litigation. If you are searching for a land use and property lawyer, please contact us today.

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Practicing Attorneys


John W. Paradee

John Paradee frequently practices in the areas of commercial litigation, land use and zoning law, administrative and business law, and commercial and residential real estate. John has won a long list of significant cases vindicating the rights of private property owners including the invalidation of confiscatory zoning regulations, reversal of permit denials for various land-use projects and uses, and the successful defense of legal challenges to various commercial projects.

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Glenn Mandalas has substantial expertise in municipal law and serves as the Solicitor for the City of Rehoboth Beach, the City of Lewes, and the Town of Henlopen Acres. He practices in the areas of administrative and government law, land use and real estate, and litigation.

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Nicole M. Faries

Nicole Faries practices civil litigation with a particular focus in the areas of land use, landlord and tenant law, and manufactured housing law. She has experience with jury and bench trials in the Delaware Justice of the Peace Court, Delaware Court of Common Pleas, Delaware Superior Court and Delaware Court of Chancery as well as arguments on appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.

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Roger L. Truemper

Roger Truemper has a diverse legal background that includes practicing in areas such as commercial and business transactions, residential real estate, commercial litigation, leasing, landlord-tenant, and land use and land development.

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Daniel, a Sussex County, Delaware native, is an associate attorney with the firm focusing on real estate. Daniel is a member of the American Bar Association and the Delaware State Bar Association, he earned his law degree from the Charleston School of Law as a Deans list student and with a pro bono distinction.

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Alexander C. Burns


Alex is a member of the firm’s Land Use and Zoning Group. After graduating from law school, Alex served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mark H. Conner of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware.

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