Land Use and Zoning
Zoning and land use laws regulate the use and development of public and private lands in a particular area. Municipalities use zoning ordinances to control local property development and also enact codes to provide guidance for other legal issues pertaining to land use including easements, setbacks, and building heights.
However, local and state zoning regulations do not always align with private or institutional plans, and dozens of South Florida real estate professionals rely on professional land use and zoning attorneys to represent their unique interests, while still maintaining a zone’s intended use or purpose.
Fort Lauderdale Land Use Attorneys
Conrad & Scherer’s land use attorneys provide practical and strategic advice that, combined with the firm’s resources, offers various types of institutional and individual clients the legal advice required to navigate complex land use and zoning issues. Our Fort Lauderdale land use attorneys serve a variety of clients including real estate developers, commercial real estate owners, residential real estate owners, real estate builders, and more. to real estate owners, developers, and builders. Conrad & Scherer land use attorneys advise clients concerning a wide variety of land use and zoning matters to assist them during the permitting process in South Florida’s complex legal environment.
With a solidified reputation in the South Florida community, Conrad & Scherer understands the importance of connecting with Florida state agencies, county commissions, and local municipalities to establish strong relationships and develop a deep understanding of the local zoning ordinances across the tri-county area. Conrad & Scherer also maintains contact with local advisory boards and homeowners’ associations across the tri-counties to connect with local communities and their land use and zoning initiatives. As a result, Conrad & Scherer’s Fort Lauderdale land use attorneys have access to resources that many smaller or boutique firms do not. While these resources do not guarantee case outcomes, they offer additional support and guidance to both our attorneys and our clients.
Common Types of Land Use Issues We Litigate
The land use attorneys at Conrad & Scherer litigate a variety of land use and zoning issues in tri-county South Florida as well as the entire state. We also litigate local cases with national implications. Some common land use and zoning issues our attorneys litigate and help with include the following, and more:
• Code compliance disputes
• Due diligence reviews
• Zoning plan amendments and rezoning
• Building and development agreements
• Site plan evaluations and applications
• Zoning and planning variances
• Allocation or reallocation of residential units
• Platting amendments
• Conditional use and changes in use approvals
• Code compliance issues
• Tax incentive programs
• Environmental land issues
Trust Conrad & Scherer’s Land Use and Zoning Attorneys
For more than 45 years, Conrad & Scherer’s land use and zoning attorneys have represented a wide variety of clients in South Florida including real estate developers, commercial property owners, lending institutions, national corporations, insurance companies, and more. Our land use attorneys guide clients throughout all aspects of regulatory proceedings. With headquarter offices in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Conrad & Scherer primarily litigates zoning and land use cases in Broward, Palm Beach, and Dade counties, but the firm also serves the entire state of Florida. We have advocated for our clients in state, and federal courts, and our tenacity and integrity help us achieve the most favorable outcome possible for our clients.
Conrad & Scherer also operates practices in other states including New York and North Carolina, and our firm also operates an office in Quito, Ecuador. If you, a close friend or relative, or business associate is facing any type of land use or zoning dispute or disagreement, contact the professional legal team at Conrad & Scherer today. Our team of highly experienced zoning and land use attorneys will work together to guide you through the complex legal environment to help you find the most favorable outcome for your specific set of circumstances.