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Land Use and Real Estate Law

We assist clients across the state as they acquire, entitle, sell, manage and defend the present and future value of their land. From waterfront properties to inland ranches, from developed parcels to raw land, we know Florida real estate and the governments and agencies who regulate it. We can assist you with all aspects of your real estate transactions from acquisition and permitting to development and ultimate sale.  We anticipate potential issues and tailor resolutions to our clients’ needs to ensure that good projects move smoothly through the process. We litigate real estate and land use development issues in all administrative and judicial forums. We also represent clients on land use and real estate issues before the Florida Legislature. With our unique blend of government and private sector experience and our state-wide perspective, we see things differently.

Our areas of land use and real estate law experience include:

  • Agricultural Development Issues including Agricultural Enclaves
  • Airport and Seaport Development
  • Annexations and Incorporations
  • Areas of Critical State Concern
  • Building and Construction Permits
  • Campus Master Planning
  • Code Enforcement and Notices of Violation
  • Construction, including Coastal Construction
  • Community Redevelopment
  • Developments of Regional Impact (DRI)
  • Development Orders, including Zonings, Site Plans, Conditional Use Permits and Variances
  • Due Diligence
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps
  • Financing and Mortgage Related Issues
  • Foreclosures
  • Green Building
  • Interlocal and Development Agreements
  • Land Development Regulations and Zoning Codes
  • Litigation, including Comprehensive Plan Consistency and Compliance Challenges
  • Roadways and Linear Infrastructure Projects
  • Platting and Subdivision of Property
  • Preparation of Easements, Restrictive Covenants and other Recorded Instruments
  • Purchase and Development Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Enforcement
  • Residential and Commercial Closings
  • State and Local Comprehensive Planning, including Sector Planning
  • Title Insurance and Title Related Disputes
  • Transportation Planning including Concurrency


For more information about the Land Use and Real Estate Law Practice Group contact Tara W. Duhy, Chair, or Julia L. Jennison, Vice-Chair.