Matt Nichols focuses his practice in the area of land use, development and real estate related litigation. Matt represents clients in hearings and other proceedings before municipal and county boards on a wide variety of land use, permitting and real estate development matters, including:
- General and conditional district rezonings
- Special- and conditional-use permits
- Ordinance text amendments
- Subdivision review, plat and site plan approvals
- Code enforcement and code interpretation appeals
- Historic District Certificates of Appropriateness and appeals
- Nonconformities and Vested Rights
- Litigation and appeals regarding adverse or contested land use decisions
Matt also assists clients with NCDEQ-DCM (CAMA) and floodplain management matters related to coastal/water-dependent permitting and regulations, including docks and piers, community boating facilities, marinas, dry-stack boat storage facilities, and related riparian and littoral issues.
Matt has significant real estate transactional experience, both commercial and residential, and assists clients with contract negotiations, leasing, covenants, condominium matters, easements, title and boundary disputes, access issues, and closings.
Matt is a former law clerk to The Honorable William Norton Mason, United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.