Stanley B. Price

Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group
Area of Focus: Land Development & Government Relations
"He's just a legendary attorney. He knows everybody and is a very effective land use lawyer." - Chambers USA source
Stanley B. Price
Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group
Since his early career as an Assistant County Attorney for Miami-Dade County, Stan has worked at the forefront of Florida land use law and has been called the czar of land use and zoning law. He was the principal draftsman of important land use legislation and is frequently consulted on the subjects of owners' and developers' rights and complex zoning and permitting issues. 

In addition to representing clients, Stan works extensively with government and regulatory agencies, developers, and landowners to examine, interpret, and establish land use policy. He has served as special land use counsel to several Florida municipalities and as a special magistrate in land use litigation for the Miami-Dade County and Orange County Circuit Courts. 
Q & A
What kind of relationship do you like to have with your clients?
My clients view me as someone who understands the possibilities and the obstacles; they know I will focus on their goals and how to achieve them.
What work are you doing with Miami-Dade County today?
At the request of former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and County Commissioner Sally Heyman, I was named to the Historic Preservation Advisory Work Group. Our group reviews and recommends updates to the Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Ordinance.
How else are you involved at Bilzin Sumberg?
For many years I served on the Executive Committee from which I stepped down several years ago to allow our next generation the opportunity to impact the firm's strategy and governance. I like to spend time mentoring the more junior people in my department and I regularly lecture on different areas of the law for the associates firm-wide. 
  • Syracuse University, J.D., 1969
    New York University, B.S., with honors, 1966
  • Builders Association of South Florida
    Board of Directors
    General Counsel, 2011 - Present
    Dade County Bar Association
    Floridians for Smarter Growth
    Chair, Local Policy Council
    Latin Builders Association
  • Florida
    New York
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Band 1, 2004 - 2018; Senior Statesman, 2019 - present

    Daily Business Review, Social Impact Award, 2020

    Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - Finalist, Real Estate, 2014

    The Best Lawyers in America, Miami Lawyer of the Year, Land Use & Zoning Law, 2014;  Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, 2019

    The Best Lawyers in America, Miami Lawyer of the Year - Environmental, 2012

    The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, 1989 - present

    Dade County Bar Association, Legal Luminaries - Zoning & Land Use, 2016

    Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers, Real Estate, 2012

    Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers, 2012 - present

    Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - present

    Builders Association of South Florida, Al Singer Spirit of the Industry Award, 2011

    Legal 500, Real Estate - Land Use and Zoning, 2008 - 2010

    South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2006 - present

    Florida Trend´s Legal Elite, 2001 - 2012

    South Florida Business Journal, Corporate & Elite Law Professionals, 2001 - present

    Inducted into Builders Association of South Florida Hall of Fame, 2005

    Builders Association of South Florida, Presidents Award, 2005 - 2007

    Latin Builders Association, Attorney of the Year, 1992 & 1998

    Martindale-Hubbell, 2014 Energy, Environment Natural Resources Law AV Preeminent® Top Rated Lawyer

    Martindale-Hubbell™, Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use & Zoning, 2013

    Martindale-Hubbell™, AV Preeminent® Rating, 30 Consecutive Years