Land Use & Project Development

Grimes Galvano represents national, regional and local developers, investors and builders in all aspects of land use approvals and project development throughout Florida. Our highly-experienced land use attorneys routinely represent clients at local, regional and state levels in connection with the ever-changing regulatory landscape in Florida. The attorneys and their staff are experienced in all aspects of land use law, from due diligence in connection with the acquisition of property, comprehensive planning, zoning and site plan approvals, to platting and preparation of commercial and residential declarations of covenants, restrictions and easements as well as condominium (land and vertical) and association documentation. The firm’s land use attorneys primarily represent developers and large private landowners that require knowledgeable local government expertise from application to hearing presentation in order to obtain needed land use approvals. This practice area overlaps significantly with the Commercial Real Estate Practice Area, as both often affect the same development projects. Together, the land use and real estate attorneys in the firm offer a comprehensive range of services for the developer and property owner.

Our litigation attorneys have extensive experience successfully advocating for our clients in all aspects of land use disputes, zoning disputes, condemnation and boundary disputes. From establishing and preserving the initial record during an administrative or quasi-judicial local government proceeding through appellate and certiorari judicial review of government action and independent Bert-Harris claims, the land use litigators at Grimes Galvano aggressively protect our clients’ property rights.