About

Michael P. Haymans provides counsel and experience that runs deep. For decades, clients have trusted his comprehensive understanding of complex zoning and development issues and questions. When situations affect land use, submerged lands, and endangered species, clients and attorneys alike seek out and respect his insight. He has led thousands of cases over nearly 30 years helping conserve, grow and shape the community’s unique character.

The client’s best advocate is the one who knows the law’s origin, intent, evolution, and contemporary impact — and it’s potential for future issues

Large and small agricultural clients trust his counsel on complex ranchland and farming issues. He negotiates on behalf of those affected by comprehensive planning, down-zoning and natural-resource management. Haymans’ thorough understanding of the region’s vesting, variances and special exceptions –many of which he articulated and helped shape — provide clients with an uniquely qualified advocate.

“It’s not enough to just know the law,” Haymans says. “The client’s best advocate is the one who knows the law’s origin, intent, evolution, and contemporary impact — and it’s potential for future issues. I’m keenly aware of how land-use decisions shape the community and affect people. For me, the legal process reaches for the best outcome by settling disputes and building consensus where and when possible, but when winning acceptance does not work, then fight for principles.”