Joseph Goldstein is a Land Use and Environmental lawyer with
significant experience in representing developers and private property owners in
their efforts to protect their property rights or entitlements and in seeking
complex development or other governmental approvals and permits. Mr. Goldstein
has particular and extensive experience in obtaining approvals of Developments
of Regional Impact (DRI), zoning and comprehensive plan amendments. He is
privileged to represent clients who comprise a Who's Who of Fortune 500
companies and are among Florida's most responsible corporate leaders in
healthcare, government, education, land and economic development, sports,
retail, industrial, office, residential and community redevelopment.
Mr. Goldstein has experience in representing dozens of the most significant
and recognizable development projects in the South Florida region from
conception to completion during his approximately 18 years of practicing land
use and environmental law at private law firms.
During his nearly two decades of practicing land use planning and law, and
prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Goldstein was a shareholder at two
major national law firms. Prior to attending law school at the University of
Miami (where he spent time as a law clerk for the City of Miami Attorney's
office), Mr. Goldstein was a planner at the South Florida Regional Planning
Council, the agency charged with oversight of the DRI and comprehensive planning
processes for the three-county South Florida region.
Mr. Goldstein has served on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish
Foundation of South Florida for many years and remains active in that