Stearns Weaver Miller's Municipal Law and Land Use Department regularly represents and guides governmental and private clients through the complex processes regulating every aspect of land use, including developments of regional impact, rezoning, comprehensive land use plan amendments, coastal development permitting, eminent domain/inverse condemnation litigation, environmental permitting, audits and consent orders, and constitutional issues.
We have appeared on behalf of clients before regulatory bodies including the Florida Cabinet, City and County Commissions, Regional Planning Councils, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Community Affairs, federal Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, and various Water Management Districts.
Our attorneys regularly supervise growth management reviews, concurrency audits, vested rights determinations, and extensive compensable takings and other land use and eminent domain/inverse condemnation litigation.
Attorneys in the group include a current City Attorney for the City of Doral, a former City Attorney team for the City of Marathon, a former Miami-Dade County Commissioner, a former Miami-Dade County Attorney and a former Chief Assistant County Attorney for Pasco CountyThe Firm’s in-house land use consultant worked for Hillsborough County Government for over fourteen years.
Top Ranked in Florida
"The team operates out of Miami, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. The chairman of the team, Ronald Weaver, is praised as being “a dynamic lawyer with strong knowledge of entitlement and environmental regulations, and a prolific author on land use issues.” - Chambers and Partners USA
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