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Attorneys for Land Use

Protecting your fair access to the water

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FREE GUIDE: Riparian Rights and Lake Access

Understand your rights and options when it comes to docks, water access, and fair use of our waterways.
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If you find yourself experiencing a riparian rights conflict, we can help.

Dalton & Tomich are Michigan-based attorneys with decades of experience in the various types of waterways in Michigan and your rights to access them. We can quickly assess your case, help you understand your rights, protect property values, and fight for the ability to enjoy your home or operate your business as desired.

Together, we preserve our lakes and waterways’ beauty, navigability, and responsible use.

If you find yourself experiencing a riparian rights conflict, we can help.

If you find yourself experiencing a riparian rights conflict, we can help. Call us today (313) 859-6000!

Resolve Conflict Quickly so You Can Enjoy Your Waterfront Property

We protect your fair access to the water so that you’re able to enjoy it without extra burdens from the state or neighbors.

What is RLUIPA?

In 2000, Congress passed a law called the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, or RLUIPA, in response to a growing problem of discrimination against religious institutions by local governments. RLUIPA was enacted to ensure religious institutions were treated as well as nonreligious institutions in the land use context. RLUIPA levels the playing field for faith communities by requiring local governments to treat religious institutions and assemblies equally.

The 3-Step Riparian Rights Process

If you face a riparian rights dispute, we will walk you through a three-step process to help you understand your options and defend your rights.

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1. Consultation

In a complimentary consultation, we learn about your situation and your issue.

2. Analysis + Plan

After the initial consultation, the first step is to analyze your case, review documents, and determine your rights and chances of winning the dispute. We would like to give you our opinion and possible steps forward. This analysis alone holds tremendous value for our clients as it helps them understand their rights, the best course of action, and if it’s worth pursuing litigation.

3. Legal Action

If you decide to proceed with your case, we begin taking legal action. We stay out of court where possible, first trying letters and other forms of resolution. However, our lawyers are skilled litigators and will see your case through the entire process if going to court becomes necessary.

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