Thomas Frister advises on all aspects of public building and planning law.
He advises both on existing public planning and building law and on its creation or amendment, addressing both the legal as well as overarching project-related issues. His network includes widely respected architecture, planning and engineering firms, on whose support he can draw as needed to best achieve the goals of his clients.
In addition to private individuals, he serves mainly medium-sized and large companies as well as project developers and investors, but also architectural firms seeking his support for complex projects. They all attest to Thomas Frister’s reputation as a committed and successful negotiator and protector of their interests.
Thomas Frister is a member of the PUBLIC LAW team at Glock Liphart Probst & Partner. Where the task and project require it, he works across teams with the REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION LAW and LEASE and CONDOMINIUM LAW teams of Glock Liphart Probst & Partner.
In addition to the public law part of property transactions or parcelling, Mr. Frister advises on all issues relating to building permission and urban land use planning procedures as well as the urban development or – in the case of projects in built-up areas – public law contracts, such as land transfers to municipalities, land improvement or social purpose dedication agreements.
The main focus of his practice is therefore building regulations and zoning law, including all closely related areas of law, such as immission control law, nature conservation law, monument conservation law and water law.
Thomas Frister usually advises his clients from the very beginning of a project. He supports projects proactively, always keeping an eye on the project goal, while also taking commercial and other non-legal aspects into consideration. In this, he is helped not only by his excellent professional network, but also by his access to contacts at the municipal level.
Thomas Frister is also very experienced in litigation. His work includes permit-related neighbour disputes – in particular in connection with projects he is involved in – as well as the examination of standards and the conclusion of neighbour agreements to secure the execution of projects.
Fields of practice
Procedures under zoning law
- Development plans, land use plan
- Municipal urban developments including infrastructure
- Land reallocation
- Urban development contracts of all kinds
- Other agreements under public law
Building permit procedure
- Building regulations
- Monument preservation law
- Municipal bylaws (parking spaces, misappropriation of open spaces, etc.)
- Building-related neighbour’s law
- Immission control procedures
- Water law procedures
- Soil protection law (contaminated sites)
- Raw material extraction
- Conservation area procedures
- Nature conservation, flood protection
- Conversion of disused industrial areas, railway areas, military bases, etc.
Road and highway legislation
General administrative law
- In particular law on administrative procedures
- Litigation, administrative court proceedings
- Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
- Legal traineeship at the Munich Higher Regional Court
- Admission to the Bar 2006
- Joined Glock Liphart Probst & Partner in 2006
- Lawyer specializing in administrative law since 2010
Thomas Frister holds training events for clients in the field of public planning and building law and lectures at the Bayerischen Architektenkammer (Bavarian Chamber of Architects).