Land Use and Zoning

Please send an email to attorney Alfredo L. Gonzalez if you would like more information about our firm's Land Use & Zoning practice.

Our land use attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of local, state and federal land use, permitting, complex regulatory zoning, environmental compliance, and governmental issues. We represent landowners, developers, investors, and other entities at local, state and federal government levels as well as before boards and commissions.  In addition, GJB also represent municipalities and other governmental and quasi-governmental authorities giving us a unique insider perspective.

GJB attorneys regularly provide timely advice on transactions involving zoning, subdivision and planned use districts, negotiation of settlement agreements and development of sites, and hazardous materials enforcement issues. We also handle environmental matters including wetlands and coastal permitting issues. We effectively assist our clients’ interests through the governmental approval process, including due diligence investigation, governmental permitting, administrative hearing, environmental compliance, and registration of planned development.

At a project's inception, our attorneys advise developers, businesses, lenders, and governmental entities on how to avoid challenges, yet deal aggressively with the complex regulatory permitting and enforcement issues that arise in the course of any development project.

The firm’s land use attorneys regularly provide services in the following areas:

  • Coastal Water Development
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Concurrency Requirements
  • Covenants and Deed Restrictions
  • Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs)
  • Environmental Permitting and Compliance at a Local, State and Federal Level
  • Environmental Issues Involving Assessments and Remediation of Environmentally Contaminated Lands, Marine Life, Mitigation, and Wetlands
  • Governmental and Regulatory Takings
  • Historic Preservation
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Rezoning and Master Plans
  • Tax and Other Governmental Development Incentive Programs
  • Vested Rights Issues
  • Water and Sewer Issues
  • Zoning and Permitting Issues

Our land use attorneys frequently team with other GJB attorneys in complementary practice areas, such as business, environmental, governmental, litigation and real estate to fully respond to clients’ requirements. The knowledge, experience, and professionalism of our land use attorneys, coupled with the experience of other attorneys within the firm, enables us to provide our clients with the most effective and efficient representation possible.

If you would like to speak with a member of our land use & zoning practice to discuss legal representation, or have any other question, please contact us at our Miami or Fort Lauderdale office. We will respond promptly and arrange for you to speak with a member of the firm with the appropriate experience.