Planning and Zoning Board Approvals
KALIS, KLEIMAN & WOLFE has extensive experience helping property owners and developers throughout South Florida facing land use and zoning issues and regulations. Our attorneys assist real estate developers, builders, businesses and homeowners with city and county governing or planning boards regarding planning, zoning and subdivision needs.
We regularly advise and represent clients in a wide variety of land use and planning matters, including:
- Application process
- Zoning and rezoning requests
- Code enforcement and administrative appeals of citations and notices of violations
- Conditional and special use permits
- Use and area variances
- Zoning and flood plain variances
- Subdivision plat applications and subdivision approvals
- Mixed-use projects
- Building permits
- Environmental permits and regulations
Each level of local government (city, county or government agency) may have different procedures regulating zoning and land use decisions. Since public hearings often require a very detailed description of one’s issue and an argument that encompasses both the unique facts and the local law, a real estate attorney is often helpful as theyare familiar with the procedures of the regulating body and the local law. The real estate attorneys at KALIS, KLEIMAN & WOLFE can assist you in determining and understanding the land use and zoning options for your business or residence, including issues concerning land use and zoning changes, as well as variance options.
We go beyond traditional planning and zoning matters, offering clients expertise in all phases of the development process. We use our knowledge of state and local land use laws, and of the approval process to get your project moving forward. When issues arise, we are also able to litigate your zoning matter.
For over 20 years, our partners have led and participated in real estate transactions and development projects that have helped shape Ft. Lauderdale’s skyline and Davie’s growth. Partner M. Scott Kleiman has served as Chair of the Cooper City, Florida Planning and Zoning Board and as a Cooper City, Florida City Commissioner. And, Neal Kalis has served on the Davie Community Redevelopment Agency from its inception, is a past president of the Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood, Florida Rotary Club.