Hill Ward Henderson

Real Estate Department

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Our group is widely regarded as one of the elite practices in the state for its depth of personnel, experience and knowledge in all aspects of commercial real estate. Our clients include commercial and residential developers, major lending institutions, banks, merchant builders, contractors, brokers and investors, automobile dealerships, retailers, schools and universities, and other significant property owners – both on a state and national level.

Our clients consult us on a vast range of complex issues and transactions in a number of areas, including:

  • Real estate acquisition and development
  • Real estate finance
  • Bankruptcy & creditors' rights (including loan workouts, restructurings and foreclosures)
  • Commercial leasing
  • Zoning and land use
  • Real estate construction and design
  • Entity formation and tax structuring
  • Real property disputes including property tax appeals

Our Land Use Group is one of the elite practices of its kind in the state of Florida. The attorneys in this practice utilize their in-depth knowledge of Florida's complex regulatory environment to assist developers and owners of real estate, as well as governmental bodies, in a wide variety of land use matters. Including:

  • DRI (Developments of Regional Impact) formation
  • Approval and management of CDDs (Community Development Districts)
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Negotiation of development agreements
  • Concurrency review
  • Rezoning and variance requests
  • Impact Fees
  • Government Contracting
  • Historic Preservation
  • Environmental permitting