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  • Stuart Office


    2400 S.E. Federal Highway,
    Fourth Floor,
    Stuart, Florida 34994



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Experienced Treasure Coast Lawyers Handle Land Use Matters

Dedicated Stuart firm advises on Florida zoning and permitting issues

Maximizing the value of a real estate investment demands close attention to land use and zoning matters. As a law firm committed to delivering optimal service and solutions to Florida clients, McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A. in Stuart works proactively to identify potential opportunities and problems so that landowners, buyers, sellers and developers know what to expect and can act accordingly. Certified in real property law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education, firm shareholder Terrence P. McCarthy provides comprehensive legal support on land use, development and finance matters. On the Treasure Coast, in the Palm Beaches and other parts of the state, our firm has the skill, experience and local knowledge to serve as a strong advocate.

Skillful real estate attorneys work to secure necessary permits and approvals

Our broad-ranging experience in acquisitions, sales, financing, development, management, construction, and syndications allows us to guide clients in all aspects of land use, including:

  • Zoning — Determining whether a given use conforms with zoning rules can be complicated. Regardless of the property, we clarify the situation for clients and seek approvals and variances when necessary. As seasoned advocates in this area, our lawyers are able to provide a qualified assessment regarding the best way to obtain a favorable zoning decision.
  • Permitting — Federal, state and local rules might require one or more permits relating to construction, environmental protection, operations or other aspects of property use. We can advise you, before you undertake a major project, regarding the steps need to be taken in order to start making the most of your land. From there, we prepare the materials needed to help you gain the required authorizations.
  • Easements — Whether you’re looking to use part of someone else’s property for a specific purpose or someone else has a legal right of way on your land, our attorneys will outline the law relating to easements and work toward resolutions that serve your interests.
  • Restrictive covenants — Knowing what type of restrictive covenants run with a parcel of land is an essential part of wise real estate investment. We make sure that you have the information and legal support that you need to seek remediation of minor limitations and major infringements on property use.
  • Subdivision authorizations — Developers looking to establish a subdivision must abide by state and county codes. We thoroughly review building plans and help the businesses we represent navigate the authorization process.

For these concerns and others, you can count on our experienced lawyers who know what it takes to get positive results in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties as well as other Florida locations.

Thorough advisers address key issues confronting property developers

Our firm has devoted years of practice to obtaining the various permissions and providing the services our developer clients require to achieve their objectives in real estate transactions — from concept to completion. Whether you’re interested in creating a planned unit development, an apartment complex, a tourism property, a mixed-use structure, a retail establishment, an office building or an industrial facility, our background and focus in this area will strengthen your ability to succeed. As attorneys well versed in land use, contract, property and construction law, we provide comprehensive representation for real estate developers.

Contact a knowledgeable Treasure Coast land use attorney for a consultation

McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman, Melby & Schultz, P.A. advises Florida clients on a full range of land use issues relating to commercial, residential and development properties. To schedule an appointment at our office in Stuart, please call 772-286-1700 or contact us online.