Land Use Law

Our land use attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to a broad base of clients on land use issues and regulations before federal, regional, state and local administrative agencies. We represent a range of international, national, regional and local developers. We specialize in helping clients obtain successful and profitable development approvals, including obtaining entitlements for undeveloped land and enhancing development approvals for existing projects. Typical representation includes land development and permit approvals, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning amendments, developments of regional impact, right-of-way issues, public-private partnerships (P3), and other governmental regulatory matters. We also represent clients in private property rights matters, including claims under the Bert J. Harris Act.

In conjunction with our land use representation, Blalock Walters has attorneys who can assist developers in creating homeowners and condominium association documents, as well as covenants, restrictions and easements, for commercial, residential and mixed-use projects.

Our attorneys have assisted clients with analyzing and obtaining entitlements for projects, including:

  • Regional mall
  • Power plant
  • 6,000-acre village
  • Sports arena
  • Mixed-use development
  • Residential subdivisions
  • Multi-family development
  • Major commercial centers
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    Electors may vote whether to approve exemptions for teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, child welfare professionals and active-duty members of the United States Armed Forces and members of the Florida National Guard. During the 2022 Florida Legislative Session, Legislatures passed both House Bill (HB) 1563 and House Joint Resolution (HJR) 1 relating to

  • Land Use Attorneys Can Counsel You in all Aspects of the Permitting and Development Approval
    by Taylor Falkner on December 1, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Attorneys in the Blalock Walters’ land use department represent private clients in all aspects of the permitting and development approval process. We counsel developers and private land owners on matters that require land use and local government expertise, from preliminary application to representation during the public hearing process, in order to obtain the land use

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Academia

Blalock Walters is uniquely qualified to serve the education industry. Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing governmental entities, including school boards. Our firm has over 20 attorneys with experience in areas of law that would be regularly utilized by the by educational institutions including a wide variety of local government issues such as budgeting, contracts, zoning and development, labor and employment, all phases of litigation, student discipline, student activity, Civil Rights, sunshine law, ethics law, special permits, and public records. Attorneys have assisted in school boards in areas related to land use, real estate and contracts. Blalock Walters also has experienced attorneys who can assist with real estate, environmental, and taxation issues.

Construction

The complexities surrounding the residential and commercial construction industry require knowledge of construction contracts, construction liens, surety bonds, building codes, financing, insurance, construction defects, delays and disruptions, regulations such as OSHA and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), wage and hours laws, permitting and land use. We provide legal services in resolving disputes concerning construction law including mediation, arbitration, and trial. Industry Resources:

Land Use Attorneys


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Mark P. Barnebey

Practice Group Leader and Principal

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Marisa J. Powers

Associate

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Scott E. Rudacille

Principal

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Taylor E. Falkner

Associate