Land Use & Zoning

"The team is knowledgeable, open to new approaches and creative with problem solving."

- Chambers USA

Bilzin Sumberg has represented foreign and domestic owners, developers and investors across Florida, the product of which has literally reshaped the skyline of our community. Working closely with government and regulatory agencies, developers and landowners, our attorneys examine, interpret and help establish land use policy.

The Land Development & Government Relations Group represents clients through all aspects of the government regulatory approval and permitting process, including planning and zoning applications, developments of regional impact, development agreements and complex environmental and land use permitting.

Our Land Development & Government Relations Group conducts due diligence evaluations, to make an assessment of applicable laws, permitted uses, viability of permits and approvals, restrictions or limitations regarding changes to or expansions of current uses and the existence of vested rights. These evaluations assist lenders and developers in determining the value of properties and loans. We have extensive experience handling land use litigation, and, when necessary, we protect our clients' property rights in the courtroom or in administrative proceedings.

Moreover, we work with clients on areas of special interest such as:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs)
  • Historic Preservation
  • Major Special Use Permits (MUSPs)


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Javier F. Aviñó

Javier F. Aviñó

Partner, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group Leader
Brian S. Adler

Brian S. Adler

Stanley B. Price

Stanley B. Price

Chair, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group

John V. Chibbaro

Of Counsel

Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Managing Partner

Jennifer E. Fine


Carly S. Grimm


A. Vicky Leiva


Terry M. Lovell

Partner, Head of Affordable Housing and Tax Credit Practice

Eileen Ball Mehta

Of Counsel

Howard E. Nelson

Partner, Head of Environmental Practice
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