Land Use & Zoning Law

Local land use regulations often complicate real estate development and delay the permitting process. Schneck Legal’s work history both inside and outside of local governments demonstrates an institutional knowledge of local land entitlement process. The experiences gained while working with local elected and administrative officials, city and county planners, engineers, architects and environmental consultants offer clients and unparalleled option when seeking to resolve any zoning or land use issue.

From simple lot splits, to large and complex development projects, Schneck Legal has successfully counseled clients on a wide array land use matters. Among others, these matters including:

Obtaining and challenging zoning approvals and successful zone changes;
Obtaining land use approvals for a wide variety of agricultural, equestrian, residential, commercial and mixed-use development projects;
Securing large-scale, master-planned subdivision approvals;
Obtaining building and occupancy permits, including coastal construction;
Drafting, interpreting and advising on land development regulations;
Drafting annexation agreements and developer agreements;
Applying for development of regional signicance and comprehensive plan amendments; and
Ensuring compliance with airport zoning district restrictions.
Additionally, Mr. Schneck has extensive experience in representation of public and private sector clients in local government judicial and quasi-judicial hearings, including zoning, land use, permitting, code enforcement, traffic infractions and environmental proceedings. Mr. Schneck has both prosecuted code enforcement actions on behalf of local governments, and defended clients in code enforcement proceedings in various counties and municipalities throughout Florida. In particular, Mr. Schneck has appeared before construction licensing boards, environmental boards, adjustment and appeal boards, bid protest panels, zoning boards, county courts, circuit courts and administrative hearing venues. In addition to these appearances, Mr. Schneck has drafted numerous pleadings and submittals for these types of proceedings, including several findings of facts and conclusions of law.

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