Javier F. Aviñó serves as Practice Group Leader of Bilzin Sumberg's Land Development & Government Relations Group and Co-Chair of the firm's International Group. Javier focuses his practice in land use, zoning, and environmental law. He represents domestic and international clients in complex matters, including the development approval process, DERM permitting, planning and zoning applications, code enforcement, comprehensive planning, and other environmental law areas. Javier also has experience representing both private and public sector clients before various state, county, municipal governments, and regulatory bodies throughout South Florida. Javier assists clients in obtaining the necessary development approvals for major high-rise residential condominium and rental projects, commercial and institutional buildings, single family residential developments, affordable housing developments, and public-private projects. Javier has extensive experience representing clients in the restaurant and hospitality industry with liquor licensing and permitting, including the solicitation of new licenses, the transfer of existing licenses, and the resolution of any zoning or permitting issues. Javier has been recognized by legal publications, including Chambers USA, the Daily Business Review, and the South Florida Business Journal.