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Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - Florida: North & Central
"Cecelia Bonifay is an exceptional lawyer who is so organized and quick to spot issues. She is both very professional and very sharp."
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Cecelia Bonifay is chair of Akerman's Land Use and Development Practice. She helps developers navigate the governmental approval process for their real estate projects. With a strong background in urban planning and development approvals for large-scale projects, she represents clients in the development of commercial, residential, and industrial projects. Clients benefit from Cecelia's keen analysis of a wide range of land use, zoning, sustainable development, and environmental matters. She performs due diligence for development projects in Florida and across the United States. Cecelia assists clients in permitting and structuring economic incentives packages. Having worked in a variety of posts in Florida government agencies, she understands the approval process from both sides of the table. Cecelia has devoted more than 25 years to the community. Cecelia currently serves as an Executive Committee Member for the Orlando Economic Partnership and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Council. She has held several leadership positions at the Urban Land Institute, is a member of the Advisory Board for the Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center at the University of Florida, and is secretary treasurer of the Orlando Economic Development Commission.