Since 1991, Earl & Curley has been providing zoning and land use representation across the Valley and throughout Arizona at the highest levels of excellence. Our work includes the full spectrum of development projects, including single-family residential, multifamily, commercial, office, industrial, retail, entertainment, medical, regional shopping centers, and large master-planned communities. We represent a variety of different clients, from experienced institutional clients to individual property owners.

We represent our clients at public hearings, meetings with city staff and decisionmakers, and in neighborhood outreach efforts related to applications for rezoning, general plan amendments, use permits, variances, site plans, subdivisions, building permits, and more.

The considerable amount of financial resources and time involved in real estate investment and development leaves no room for error. That is why so many real estate owners and professionals choose Earl & Curley for their zoning and land use needs. Our legal and planning professionals have extensive experience and knowledge in all zoning and land use matters. Call today for a consultation.

Legal and Planning Professionals 

Taylor C. Earl 
Attorney, Managing Partner 

Ricardo Toris
Principal Planner 

Michael Buschbacher II
Principal Planner

Brian Vaccaro
Senior Planner

Gary King
Planning Consultant

Practice Areas





Zoning Analysis
Building Permits
Compliance Agreements
General/Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Subdivision Plats
Government Relations
Design Review
Certificates of Assured Water Supply
Expert Testimony
Development Agreements
Code Compliance & Property Violations
Project Management
Administrative appeals
Code Modifications
Due Diligence
Neighborhood Outreach

Sample List of Clients

Awards & Recognitions

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Our Practice and Services

Zoning ordinances are notoriously complex; complicating the matter further is the fact that each city has its own set of zoning regulations, design review and building codes. Working with Earl & Curley eliminates this potential for confusion over differing and unique municipal and county codes and ordinances. We have experience with the zoning ordinances and development regulations for every major Arizona city.  Property owners, developers, investors and lenders need to minimize their risks and costs, especially in the current real estate and economic climate. We help clients through the entire rezoning, use permit and variance, design review, and site plan and building plan review processes.

Obtaining zoning entitlements is a large part of our practice. Whether we are seeking higher entitlements to improve property values or increase development opportunities and flexibility, or working on zoning entitlements, we can get the job done efficiently and effectively.

Many clients retain our firm to research and prepare written zoning analysis and verification for properties in which they are interested or to protect their investments. We can manage the entire development review process, including design review, site plan review and permitting. Our legal and planning professionals also have significant experience with processing subdivision plats through cities and counties in Arizona.

Earl & Curley also negotiates development agreements with Arizona cities and counties on behalf of their development clients. Some notable projects with development agreements previously negotiated by our attorneys include the Scottsdale Fashion Square, Camelback Colonnade, Biltmore Fashion Park, Arizona Mills, Scottsdale Fiesta Power Center, Del Webb’s Sun City Grand, the Tartesso, Douglas Ranch and Verde Santa Fe master planned communities.

The firm has participated in the entitlement processing for the development of some of the largest and most strategic properties in Arizona.