Cambridge Economic Research

Expert Witness Support

justicewithscalesMargaret Collins has provided expert witness support for a number of successful law suits challenging municipal zoning ordinances that seek to eliminate nonconforming uses. She is an authority on uses and abuses of the Amortization Technique, by which cities seek to eliminate non-confoming uses without compensating owners by presenting accountancy arguments to demonstrate that the owners have recouped their investment in nonconforming buildings.

Her experience encompasses suits filed under the Fair Housing Act challenging zoning actions that target the redevelopment of low income and minority neighborhoods and threaten to displace their residents.

She has prepared expert declarations, reports, and given testimony at depositions for the following cases: