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Southwest Florida Land Use and Zoning Attorneys

Henderson Franklin’s Land Use and Environmental practice consists of attorneys who have played integral roles in development across Fort Myers, Naples, and its surrounding communities in Southwest Florida.  A Naples or Fort Myers zoning lawyer will work diligently with all types of clients including private property owners, developers, associations and investors.

Our lawyers understand that local government regulation of land use and the exercise of private property rights is often a complex equation. In Florida, local governments have the upper hand in enforcing compliance to their unique local land use and zoning regulations, often through legal proceedings that allow them to easily fine and penalize property owners. 

Our Naples and Fort Myers zoning lawyers are intimately involved in growth management and comprehensive planning issues across the State. Members of the Land Use and Environmental practice have served in various roles within the Florida state government, including committee counsel members, assistant county attorneys, and the Florida House of Representatives. Such roles have led to wide recognition from institutions such as Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite, and Best Lawyers in America. 

Our diverse roster of clients depend on our team to obtain land use entitlements and address land use and permitting concerns. Henderson Franklin prides itself on working through the complex and constantly evolving nature of zoning rights in order to keep our clients’ long-term business objectives intact. 

Experienced in Local Zoning Law

Because Henderson Franklin’s zoning attorneys have played critical roles in growth management legislation, referenda and reform, they possess extensive experience in zoning and code enforcement, as well as all issues regarding city, county and local governments. 

Our team understands the importance of possessing a thorough understanding of local zoning regulations, best practices and private property rights before any costly enforcement proceedings. We are focused on creating cost-effective, solution-driven counsel, and we provide our clients with a comprehensive analysis of their property rights and code compliance. We consistently communicate with our clients and provide sound and strategic counsel prior to any hearing by a local government’s code enforcement board or special magistrate. 

Who We Represent

Our team has a crucial insider’s view that allows us to effectively represent property owners, developers, associations and investors before local, regional, state and federal agencies. Heavily involved in the continued development of the local community, Henderson Franklin attorneys are fluent in local zoning regulations and have a proven history of success. 

At Henderson Franklin, we understand that zoning issues are just one of the many challenges that property owners face. Complicated regulations pose enormous financial and legal risks and liability. Whether our clients require advice on land use or permitting concerns and due diligence investigations, or they need counsel in front of a government agency, a Naples or Fort Myers zoning lawyer will efficiently lead our clients toward their ultimate business objectives by minimizing risks and breaking down complex land use regulations.

Contact Henderson Franklin Zoning Lawyers

For further assistance in this practice area, contact Naples and Fort Myers zoning lawyer Jeff Wright by phone at 239.344.1371 or by email at Our law firm serves Fort Myers and Naples, as well as Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, Everglades City, and even Marco Island. 

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