Expert Testimony Services

You make your case. We back it up.

Effective expert witnesses must be able to prove their expertise. With more than 20 years in professional practice, deep understanding of municipal zoning (especially in Maryland), and years of experience with official zoning administration, Chris Jakubiak can be a valuable resource for your case.

Chris has been called upon to assist on land use compatibility/conflicts cases, commercial development build-outs, residential yield assessments (to determine defensible appraisals and projections of land value), zoning appeals, variances, and special-exception cases.

Expert Testimony Services

  • Testimony before boards
  • Advice on case strategy
  • Coordination with engineering and other expert witnesses
  • Zoning research and analysis
  • Site plan concept development
  • Development yield assessments and projections
Chris Jakubiak has a remarkable gift for finding the common ground between the public and private sectors especially in the area of downtown redevelopment and infill. I have seen him work to open eyes to real and viable possibilities for downtown infill and that type of original thinking is not easy to come by.Rob Scranton
Jakubiak has negotiated annexation agreements on behalf of the Mayor and City Council which has provided clarity and predictability to the growth the City has seen on its municipal edge. These negotiated agreement annexations have secured commitments from developers to higher energy and environmental standards and to supporting affordable housing, among other goals.John Pick
Jakubiak Town + City Planning have played a vital role in the city planning of Cambridge, from the award winning “City of Cambridge Comprehensive Plan” to the update and modernization of our zoning codes. Chris’ thoughtful and persistent approach in engaging with our Planning Commission and the public has made it possible for Cambridge to embrace positive and fundamental changes in how and where we grow and develop.Anne Roane
Chris Jakubiak recognized the difficulty that others had in understanding an essential city redevelopment concept and its relational value to the preservation and protection of a unique culture. He was able to handle stress and criticism with calmness and intelligence and wrote a brilliant Master Plan.Carol Nethen West
Jakubiak takes the time to listen and to engage and to find the areas where mutual interests can be advanced, which is the critical zone for success in the real work of urban planning. Caroline Moore

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