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William W. Riley, Jr.


William W. Riley, Jr. is a partner in the Land Use & Zoning practice group at Greenspoon Marder. Mr. Riley has extensive experience in representing clients in the development of real property throughout Florida. His practice focuses on representing developers and construction lenders seeking development approvals during the comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision and permitting process. In addition, Mr. Riley regularly represents clients in government procurement, public-private partnerships (P3), code compliance and land use appellate matters.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


  • J.D., University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2001
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 1997

Representative Experience

Redevelopment and expansion of children’s hospital – Serve as land use counsel to Variety Children’s Hospital, a Florida non-profit corporation, doing business as Miami Children’s Hospital. Successfully represented the hospital in an application seeking land use and zoning approvals to permit a 25-year redevelopment and expansion program of the hospital’s main campus located in Miami-Dade County’s Schenley Park neighborhood. In addition, he has represented the hospital in the development of several pediatric urgent care centers throughout South Florida. The approved redevelopment program includes a vertical expansion of the hospital’s treatment facilities, increasing those facilities from 3 to 6 stories in height, which will accommodate large single-occupancy patient rooms, additional lab space, and increased medical services. The approvals also permit, among other things, the construction of new emergency room facility, the introduction of an additional parking garage on-site, the construction of a new energy center, and the opening of a new daycare facility. The redevelopment program is anticipated to take 25 years to complete at a cost exceeding $150 million.

Conversion of nine-hole executive golf course – represented the owners of the Hillcrest Golf & Country Club located in Hollywood, Florida, in a series of public hearing applications to convert a nine-hole executive golf course for residential development, to consist of approximately 648 residential units comprising low-rise townhouses and flats as well as a mid-rise condominium tower and community center.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Member
    • City, County, and Local Government Law Section, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Latin American Business Association
  • Miami-Dade County Public Private Partnership (P3) Task Force
  • Miami-Dade Court Capital Infrastructure Task Force
  • City of Doral Adaptive Reuse Plan Committee, Member
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, member
  • Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce, member
  • City of Miami
    • Waterfront Advisory Board, 2016 to Present
    • Civil Service Board, 2015-2016

Speaking Engagement

  • Speaker, “A Conversation with the County & City Commissioners” Seminar, American Inns of Court, Bench and Bar Conference, March 1, 2019


  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2015-2017
  • Latin American Business Association, Attorney of the Year, 2016
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011, 2013-2014
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up and Comer, 2014


  • Co-Author, “Bill Would Make Public-Private Projects Easier,” Daily Business Review, March 2016

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