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Seth C. Behn, AICP

Shareholder | West Palm Beach

Co-Chair of: Governmental Law

Mr. Behn’s practice focuses on governmental affairs, land use law and environmental permitting. He works closely with and for local governments, using his background as an AICP Certified Land Use Planner to support his law practice and bring multiple perspectives to complex issues. With his extensive experience in local government processes and his planning background, he is well versed in property rights, easements, and real estate matters, allowing him to guide his clients to efficient solutions for their constituents. Seth is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law, a designation that is earned by less than half of one percent of all lawyers admitted to the Florida Bar.

Areas of Practice

  • Serves as general counsel to the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services District and Coral Springs Improvement District and assistant general counsel to several other special districts including Seminole Improvement District, South Indian River Water Control District, and Ranger Drainage District.

  • Represents both public and private clients before circuit court and administrative tribunals.

  • Counsels property owners in local government entitlements, environmental permitting and construction.

  • Provides review and analysis to both public and private clients in the field of platting, surveying, easements, and title disputes.

  • Has advised and litigated riparian rights disputes throughout the state.

Publications and Presentations

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

  • Leadership Palm Beach County, 2016

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Member, 2006-Present

  • American Planning Association, Florida Chapter, Member, 2005-Present

  • Palm Beach County Planning Congress, Board Member, 2010-Present, President, 2011

Previous Professional Experience

  • Senior Land Use Planner at Greenberg Traurig, P.A., 2005-2012

  • Land Use Planner at Land Design South, 2004-2005

  • Planning Intern, City of Miami Beach, 2003-2004

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Environmental Law, 2024

Practices

Industries

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Nova Southeastern University, 2014

  • Masters, Urban & Regional Planning, Florida Atlantic University, 2005

  • Graduate Studies, School of Architecture, University of Miami, 2002-2003

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Florida Atlantic University, 1995