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Land Use

The old adage that “time is money” certainly applies in the realm of construction and development, where the success of a project, regardless of its size, depends on the work being completed on time and on budget. The pace and efficiency of the entitlement phase can profoundly affect the project timeline; compressing that timeline depends on the dexterity of the project’s professionals in navigating the complex local government codes and procedures. The experience of land use attorneys at Williams Parker runs deep and wide, equipping them to benefit clients through the personal and professional relationships they have forged with the regulators and decision-makers over the decades, relationships which are leveraged through extensive knowledge of the community and how things work at ground level.

Our attorneys represent public- and private-sector clients, including nonprofit organizations, before municipal and county boards and commissions on a vast range of zoning, permitting, and land use issues, including administrative proceedings and hearings before boards, commissions and councils on comprehensive plan amendments, re-zonings, special exceptions, zoning code amendments, street vacations, subdivision approvals, and environmental reviews.

From the famed Ringling Isles development on Longboat Key for Arvida Corporation—giving birth to some of the most exclusive addresses in the world—to the pioneering planned unit development communities of The Meadows, to the rising skyscrapers of today’s evermore glamorous skyline, Williams Parker’s legal work has been foundational to it all. Our founder, J.J. Williams Jr., served and counseled public- and private-sector clients from the earliest days of the firm, and the earliest days of the community, building a lasting reputation that ensures that Williams Parker will always have a seat at the decision-making table.

Through nearly 100 years of practice as tireless advocates for our clients, Williams Parker has helped build communities and advised governments, and we continue to lead the way to progress. Whatever the scope or size of your vision for land use and development, Williams Parker has the experience and reputation to help you, and our history speaks for itself.


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