James Scales

James Scales

James Scales is an attorney at the Grand Rapids-based law firm Mika Meyers. Since 1987, Scales’ law practice has involved real estate, construction, estate planning and property taxation matters. He also has extensive experience in municipal law, zoning and utilities and lectures on various topics. He currently serves as chairman of the City of Rockford Planning Commission and is past president of the Rockford Education Foundation and Rockford Sports Boosters. He holds a B.S. from Michigan State University, a law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and ICLE’s Probate & Estate Planning certificate.

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Advice on zoning variances

May 31, 2018
Zoning ordinances apply a uniform set of regulations to properties that can be very different in terms of topography, access and existing uses or buildings. The zoning variance is intended to avoid an unfair application of the zoning ordinance in unique situations. Read More