Mr. Behn’s practice focuses on land use, environmental law and governmental affairs. He assists clients with complex land development matters and helps them navigate through the government approval processes. With a background in Urban Planning, his work often focuses on zoning entitlements, riparian rights, and real estate.
Publications and Presentations
Moving Toward Reopening Government, LLW Lunch & Learn, June 2020
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Special Districts, LLW Virtual Lunch & Learn, April 2020
Emerging Trends in Transportation Planning and Infrastructure, presented at the Florida Chamber Environmental Permitting Summer School, July 2019
Legal Problems – GIS Solutions, Esri User Conference, July 29, 2017
Recent Developments in Land Use and Environmental Permitting Case Law, November 10, 2013
Where Do Property Rights Fit into Sustainability? Recent Developments Affecting Planners, American Planning Association Florida Conference, September 2013
The Importance of the Water-Energy Nexus in Florida's Future, The Florida Bar Journal, May 2013
Utility Plant Siting Analysis, Okeechobee and DeSoto Counties, January 1, 2006
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
FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning Alumni Society, President, 2010-2012
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
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.