James H. McNeil , Jr. - Akerman LLP

James H. McNeil , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Jim McNeil represents developers, homebuilders, private equity groups, and investors in the acquisition, financing, entitlement, development, and sale of property in Florida. He handles both transactional and entitlement matters for clients. Jim also represents clients in all phases of commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects including contract negotiation, due diligence, land acquisition/disposition, and procurement of land use approvals and entitlements.

Jim handles matters involving land use, zoning, and other entitlements in numerous jurisdictions including Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs), comprehensive plan amendments, zonings, special exceptions, variances, conditional use permits, as well as development agreements, development orders, annexation agreements, and concurrency approvals in the areas of school capacity, transportation, and utilities.

Jim is a member of the Greater Orlando Builders Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors.


Office Location

420 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
United States


Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law