WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Calfee Zoning, a leading national zoning code consultancy affiliated with the firm, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, will participate as a sponsor of the Form-Based Codes Institute’s study of the economic benefits of form-based zoning codes. The FBCI, a program of Smart Growth America, is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and use of form-based codes.

Sean S. Suder, Lead Principal and Founder of Calfee Zoning, has been named to the Form-Based Codes Institute’s Resource Council. The role of Resource Council members is to actively assist the FBCI Steering Committee and staff with teaching, research, outreach and similar activities in support of the Form-Based Codes Institute’s mission. Resource Council members are expected to offer specific expertise and a depth of experience to FBCI, in areas such as real estate development, finance, drafting codes, code administration, local government, state and federal public policy, land use and zoning law, and urban design. Each Resource Council member is expected to serve a term of five years and may be reappointed thereafter.

About Calfee Zoning

Calfee Zoning is a national zoning consultancy with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York and Washington, D.C. As advisers to both local governments and property owners, Calfee Zoning provides a unique and invaluable perspective to assist clients in crafting zoning ordinances that better achieve a balance between private and public benefits and burdens, which results in more effective and defensible zoning regulations. All CZ professionals have public and private sector experience. CZ’s local government experts use their legal and planning experience to identify and eliminate barriers to help their clients achieve their vision; indeed, CZ’s mission is to draft clear, consistent, usable and defensible land-use regulations that achieve their clients’ desired outcomes. Additionally, CZ professionals audit and manage regulatory risk. Although some Calfee Zoning professionals are also attorneys who may be separately engaged to provide legal representation in states where they are licensed to practice law, Calfee Zoning is not a law firm. Calfee Zoning professionals do not provide legal representation or services and are not engaged in the practice of law in any jurisdiction. Calfee Zoning is an affiliate of Calfee Strategic Solutions LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the law firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP.

About Sean S. Suder, Lead Principal and Founder, Calfee Zoning

Sean S. Suder is an attorney and planner who founded Calfee Zoning due to his belief that zoning ordinances should be crafted by legal and planning professionals. As Lead Principal of Calfee Zoning, Sean Suder leads all strategic and day-to-day operations of the consultancy in addition to his commercial real estate and land use law practice as Partner of affiliated law firm, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP.


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