Andrew M. Teitz has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America™ in Land Use and Zoning Law by Woodward/White Inc. and as one of the country’s Top Lawyers™ by Corporate Counsel. UTR currently represents multiple towns in Rhode Island as Town Solicitor.
Mr. Teitz also serves several other municipalities, community organizations, and state agencies for specific tasks, including Training, Historic Preservation Law, Litigation, Affordable Housing, Design Review and Smart Growth studies and ordinances.
Mr. Teitz is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut, and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in New York, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. He is certified as a Professional Planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners, and as a Certified Low Impact Development Master Designer by the Rhode Island Coastal Resource Management Council.
Mr. Teitz was instrumental in drafting new state enabling legislation on zoning and land development and has drafted dozens of municipal land use ordinances. He has also been appointed as a Special Master by the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Mr. Teitz represents a wide range of clients including Fortune100 corporations, developers, universities, municipalities, family-owned businesses, and individuals. He practices before town councils, zoning and planning boards, historic commissions, coastal zone agencies, and the like, throughout southern New England. He litigates cases in all Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and federal courts, and is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.