Carter N. McDowell
Carter is the lawyer developers hire when their projects intersect with government. Whether it is a public-private partnership, acquiring and redeveloping property, or building a seaside resort, Carter guides his clients through every aspect of working with all levels of government.
I view my relationships in a long-term context. I not only represent clients before governmental bodies, but I help them explore and analyze alternatives and solutions they may not have considered for their projects. I value long-term relationships and have worked with some of my clients for more than 20 years on an array of projects stretching from Connecticut to Key West.
EducationUniversity of Miami, J.D., University of Miami Law Review, cum laude, 1986University of Florida, M.A., Urban and Regional Planning, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 1975
InvolvementAmerican Institute of Certified PlannersAmerican Planning AssociationBuilders Association of South Florida2011 - PresentDade County Bar AssociationInternational Council of Shopping CentersMiami Beach Chamber of CommercePillar MemberSouth Miami-Dade Watershed TaskforceUniversity of Florida Department of Urban and Regional PlanningAdvisory CouncilUrban Land Institute
Band 2, Chambers USA, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2006 - present
The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year- Land Use & Zoning Law, 2020 - present
Martindale-Hubbell™, Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use & Zoning, 2013
The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, 2005 - present
Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year - Hotels, 2013
Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2019
South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2014 - present
Legal 500, Real Estate - Land Use & Zoning, 2007, 2009, 2011
Builders Association of South Florida, Associate of the Year, 2007
Builders Association of South Florida, Presidents Award, 2005
Florida Trends Legal Elite, 2005
AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
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