Daniel Lauber has been handling the most challenging land-use cases for decades. The skills developed in over 25 years of winning zoning approval for such LULUs (Locally Unwanted Land Uses) as group homes, sober homes, halfway houses, and recovery communities have translated well to winning zoning approval for commercial uses adjacent to residential areas and multi-family housing in communities known for their resistance.
Mr. Lauber's background as a city planner enables him to better understand and anticipate neighborhood objections -- and devise ways to prevent neighborhood opposition from arising.
Mr. Lauber also practices Fair Housing law, especially for sober homes, group homes, halfway houses, and recovery communities for people with disabilities. He has frequently served as a legal and planning consultant to jurisdictions to bring their zoning for group homes into compliance with the nation's Fair Housing Act.
Mr. Lauber has also served many times as an expert witness in zoning and fair housing cases before zoning boards and in court.