Land Use, Zoning & Environmental

The land use and zoning attorneys at Greenspoon Marder are known as some of the best of the best, not only in the state, but also in the country. In fact, our attorneys – several of whom are either veterans of the Florida legislature or general counsel for regional and state regulatory agencies - have helped shape the industry by working alongside government officials and assisting in the drafting of legislation and ordinances.

For 30 years, Greenspoon Marder’s Land Use & Zoning Law Practice Group has represented real estate developers, property and land owners, lenders, national corporations, insurance companies and pension funds in all aspects of the regulatory process. We routinely represent clients before state and federal agencies, including the Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission, Florida Regional Planning Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and more.

Our attorneys were actively involved in the adoption of both of Broward County's Comprehensive Land Use Plans, Dade County's most recent Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the land use plans of many of the cities in the South Florida area. We have also successfully processed many amendments to these land use plans concurrently, with other approvals required for development, such as DRI development orders, zoning changes, platting, site planning and environmental permits.

In addition, Greenspoon Marder’s land use and zoning attorneys have expertise in green building and LEED certification and can assist clients with sustainable building needs, such as the negotiation of government incentives.

The Land Use & Zoning Law Practice Group handles a wide range of matters at the local, state and federal levels, including but not limited to:

  • Agricultural Classifications/Exemptions
  • Building Code Compliance Issues
  • Code Enforcement
  • Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs)
  • Comprehensive and Master Plan Amendments
  • Concurrency Requirements
  • Developments of Regional Impacts (DRIs)
  • Due Diligence Reviews
  • Environmental Issues
  • Growth Management
  • Historic Preservation Requirements
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Land Use Planning
  • Planned Unit Development (PUD)
  • Procurement Documents
  • Site Plan Applications
  • Tax Incentive Programs
  • Variances
  • Vested Rights Issues
  • Zoning Approvals & Permits
  • Zoning & Land Use Changes

Because Greenspoon Marder is a full-service business law firm, our Land Use & Zoning Law Practice Group may also draw on the expertise of our other practice areas including: AdministrativeCorporateFinance & TransactionsLobbyingLitigationGovernment RelationsReal Estate;Regulatory Compliance & DefenseResort & Timeshare; and Taxation.