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Overview

For more than 35 years, Greenspoon Marder LLP’s Land Use & Zoning 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. Our team 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 – 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.

Our attorneys were actively involved in the adoption of both of Broward County’s Comprehensive Land Use Plans, Miami-Dade County’s 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.

Greenspoon Marder’s Land Use & Zoning attorneys have experience in green building and LEED certification and can assist clients with sustainable building needs, such as the negotiation of government incentives.

Greenspoon Marder’s 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
Meet the Team Sub-Practices
  • Environmental

    Greenspoon Marder LLP has witnessed an ever-increasing emphasis on environmental concerns paralleling Florida’s rapid population growth and the emergence of new laws and regulations across the United States. As highly experienced practitioners in this specialized area of law, our attorneys have participated in the development of state and local environmental legislation, ordinances and regulations.

    The experience of Greenspoon Marder’s land use attorneys, combined with the capabilities of attorneys throughout the firm’s broad range of practice areas, enables us to offer our clients comprehensive legal representation. Among the clients we serve are real estate owners, buyers and sellers, real estate developers, syndicators, financial institutions, corporations, insurance companies, governmental agencies and other entities.

    Our experience includes counseling, permitting and compliance, regulatory representation and litigation, and encompasses:

    • Agricultural Lands
    • Air and Water Pollution
    • Brownfields, CECLA (Superfund) and Community Right-to-Know
    • Coastal Construction
    • Environmental Assessments and Audits
    • Environmentally Sensitive Lands and Land Acquisition
    • Green Building and LEED Certification
    • Hazardous and Solid Waste Materials Permitting and Enforcement Regulation
    • Permitting, Compliance and Enforcement Defense
    • Underground Storage Tanks and Petroleum Contamination and Reimbursement
    • Water Use and Management
    • Wetlands Jurisdiction Protection and Mitigation

    Litigation

    Greenspoon Marder’s attorneys counsel clients on potential environmental liability arising from ownership or transfer of contaminated real property, and we represent clients in complex environmental litigation matters. We also provide counsel on rulemaking proceedings before the legislature on environmental legislation.

    Regulatory

    Our attorneys represent before federal, state and local government and agencies. Industry experience is what sets Greenspoon Marder apart, when representing clients before the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the five water management districts, and local government environmental agencies. We also represent clients before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and other environmental agencies.

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