Growth in northwest Florida is a challenging issue that includes complex federal, state, and local regulations, impact fees, applications and approval process, land acquisition, permitting, and zoning. Bringing a developer’s vision to life while complying with agency regulations can be a daunting task. It requires the services of engineers, design professionals and, quite often, a law firm.
At Anchors Smith Grimley, we represent developers in a range of projects that span small subdivisions to large condominiums and developments that impact the region. Our clients include many of northwest Florida’s premier developers, contractors, and design professionals. We also represent smaller projects as well as individuals.
If it has to do with land use, ordinances, or zoning regulations litigation in FWB or the surrounding area, contact us, we can help.
Our lawyers have expertise in land development law and land use law. We are here to help you realize your vision by coordinating with you or your development team, local government attorneys, and planning staff, as well as planning commissioners and elected officials, to ensure the success of your project.
Contact our FWB Land Use Attorney:
Settling Land Use & Zoning Problems
At ASG, our land use and zoning law lawyers have a good understanding of both the legal and business challenges faced by development plans, whether large or small. Time spent cultivating knowledge of the law and relationships, coupled with a reputation for integrity, give our attorneys the ability to move your project forward to a successful completion.
Our Fort Walton Beach zoning and land use litigation lawyers work closely with you to realize your vision, business goals, and strategies. We are ready to assist you through zoning and land use litigation and administrative approval procedures associated with the acquisitions, development, leasing, sale/exchange or use of real estate.
Navigating the maze of local, state, and federal agency regulations often requires our land use and zoning attorneys to handle administrative appeals and litigations. When this is the case, we work with your site development planners, traffic engineers, surveyors, civil engineers, site acquisition specialists, and others to formulate and implement strategies aimed at effectively realizing your objectives.
How ASG Can Help
Whenever possible, our land use and zoning attorneys handle sensitive, controversial land use litigation with delicate advocacy that includes lobbying, and public and government relation strategies. When necessary, we entertain compromises, always keeping the goal of having your project moving forward in a way that will maximize your return on what is often a substantial investment.
Our Fort Walton Beach lawyers facilitate zoning changes as well as obtaining necessary permits and, when necessary, other related matters that include:
- Conditional use approvals
- Easements and rights-of-way
- Local ordinance amendments
- Development orders
- Local, State and Federal permits
- Non-conforming uses
- Plat approvals
- Private covenants and restrictions
- Zoning and Future Land Use Changes
When necessary, attorneys at ASG will litigate on behalf of our clients. Our practice includes lawyers dedicated to all aspects of real property disputes, zoning, entitlements, land use planning and environmental law.
We represent both individual and institutional landowners, lessors, lessees, and holders of mortgages, rights-of-way or other use entitlements in all aspects of real estate ownership, use, finance, and conveyance. Our experience also covers real estate transaction disputes that include real-estate contract disputes, conveyance actions, and brokerage issues.
Our extensive experience allows us to represent our clients before planning and zoning bodies, city and county councils, and, when necessary, the courts, in all matters relating to planning and zoning, subdivision application and approval, entitlement, and land use planning disputes. We help our clients from initial application through final appeal.
Navigating Environmental Law Compliance & Litigation Regulations
ASG attorneys at law are also experienced in representing our large and small clients in all matters involving environmental permitting, regulatory compliance, litigation, and due diligence. Our land use and zoning lawyers work with your environmental consultants to minimize and, where necessary, manage environmental liabilities and risks associated with the development of residential, multi-family, retail and commercial developments to obtain environmental permits and entitlements.
This is done through maintaining working relationships with local, regional and state regulators and providing services that include obtaining permits from the Florida Department of Environment and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
You can rely on our attorneys to provide sound legal counsel and action in the face of increasing regulations associated with planning, zoning, and land development.
Acquisition, Development, and Conversion
Our team of real estate attorneys will advise you in every aspect of acquisition, development, and conversion including the negotiation and documentation of management and services agreements between the owner and operator for hotel properties, condominium hotels, destination resorts, golf, and marina developments. Our lawyers also provide insight and counsel on structuring rental programs and adhering to regulatory statutes related to sales, licensing and advertising.
When it comes to restrictive covenants, which limit certain types of development, ASG attorneys in Fort Walton Beach FL have extensive experience guiding you, our client, through the endless land use regulations affecting the value of a piece of property under consideration for a project you are entertaining. Sometimes a project may require a change to existing land use designations to allow your project to proceed. Whatever the requirement, we are here to advise you on how best to achieve it.
Whether it’s restrictive covenants, navigating the rules and regulations of retail and mixed-use development, or a small, well-contained project like a beach bungalow, our land use and zoning attorneys understand the legal and business challenges that may impact your development plans. We are here to help you surmount them.
We handle all sorts of issues including, but not limited to:
- Title searches, title insurance.
- Residential and commercial real estate closings.
- Matters between landlords and tenants, including enforcing leases and evictions.
- Boundary disputes, foreclosures and mortgages.
- All real estate litigation, including pre-construction contracts.
- Purchase contracts between buyers and sellers and review.
- Commercial zoning litigation
- Issues involving suits to clear title defects, quiet title, for individuals and commercial enterprises.
- Preparation of deeds.
- Concerns involving homeowner associations, homeowner groups, condominium associations and law.
- Land use and permitting issues with state and local governmental agencies.
Whatever is necessary to accomplish your objectives, the team at Anchors Smith Grimsley knows how to assist you. Contact us today.