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FMG's Zoning and Land Use practice group represents local governments and private clients, including developers and property owners in all aspects of property regulation and litigation matters.

FMG’s Zoning and Land Use practice group represents local governments and private clients, including developers and property owners in all aspects of property regulation and litigation matters.

Our regulatory practice includes drafting zoning, historic preservation, sexually oriented businesses, subdivision, sign and billboards ordinances and regulations. Our practice also includes code compliance and enforcement matters. We also serve as hearing officers for local land use boards.

Our litigation experience involves representing governments and private businesses in state and federal courts for matters involving challenges to rezonings, variances, and business permits. We also assist litigate title to property through condemnation proceedings.

In addition to the more traditional rezoning disputes, our lawyers have excelled in specialized areas of Civil Rights, Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), Telecommunications Act (cell towers), Fair Housing Act (i.e., drug diversion houses), and First Amendment (i.e., sexually oriented business and billboards). We have successfully represented our clients at both the administrative, state and federal trial court level and before the state appellate courts and the Eleventh Circuit.

Relying on our many years of experience with businesses, governments and political bodies, our attorneys are well positioned to advise our clients on all matters of land development and regulation.

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