Julie P. Kendig-Schrader - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Julie P. Kendig-Schrader

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Julie P. Kendig-Schrader represents both the public and private sector in land use and environmental matters and administrative litigation. She works with clients to create public/private partnerships for infrastructure needs, particularly those related to transportation. With sustainability concerns and initiatives cutting across virtually all sectors of business today, Julie strives to keep her clients ahead of the curve to maximize opportunities and minimize unnecessary costs and risks.

Prior to joining the firm, Julie was with the South Florida Water Management District Office of Counsel.

University of FloridaBA 1989University of FloridaMA 1991University of FloridaJ.D. 1992
National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, Central Florida ChapterVolusia County Association for Responsible DevelopmentLeadership Orlando, 2000Seminole County Chamber of CommerceOsceola/Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2004-Present

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Areas of Concentration
  • Complex land use and environmental authorizations, including developments of regional impact, comprehensive plan amendments, environmental permitting and land development regulation drafting and implementation
  • Rural lands entitlement, sustainable development and conservation uses
  • Public private partnerships and infrastructure provision
  • Climate change, transit oriented development and green building issues  
  • Impact fees/concurrency issues
  • Land use and environmental administrative and civil litigation and appeals
  • Community development district (CDD) formation
  • Wetlands, endangered species and environmental permitting
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III, building code compliance
  • Annexation issues
  • Agricultural classifications and other taxation issues, including appeals to the Value Adjustment Board
  • Consumptive use permitting and issues
  • Environmental regulatory regimes, including RCRA and CERCLA
Significant Representations
  • Member of team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States.
  • Acted as counsel to owner for one of the first private toll roads in the state of Florida.
  • Code and Comprehensive Plan drafting and interpretation.
  • Multiple representations of both private and public entities in administrative challenges to environmental resource permits and land use approvals.
  • Acted as land use and environmental counsel for a 49,000-acre Binding Letter of Interpretation of Vested Rights (BLIVR) development in Osceola and Polk Counties.
  • Acted as counsel for multiple projects in Orange County, Florida, including those subject to Binding Letters of Interpretation of Vested Rights (BLIVRs) and increased Development of Regional Impact thresholds.
  • Acted as land use and environmental counsel for an 1800-acre development of regional impact in Lake County, Florida.
  • Acted as land use counsel for a 950 acre commercial and office development of regional impact in Osceola County, Florida.
Part 2
  • Acted as land use and environmental permitting counsel for a 2,000-acre waterfront, golf course development in Flagler County, Florida.
  • CDD formation and environmental permitting counsel for a 1,300-acre waterfront development of regional impact in Osceola County, Florida with an associated 600-acre off-site mitigation area.
  • CDD formation and environmental permitting counsel for a 700-acre residential and golf course community in Volusia County, Florida.
  • CDD formation, environmental permitting and land use counsel for a 3,000-acre development in Hendry County, Florida.
  • Land use and environmental counsel for a 305-acre multifamily, hotel and commercial development of regional impact in Orange County, Florida.
  • CDD formation counsel for multiple Community Development Districts both over and under 1,000-acres.
Part 3
  • Represented property owners in litigation in state and federal court in cases involving Takings, Substantive and Procedural Due Process violations and Equal Protection claims.
  • Represented local government in a state and federal court challenge to sign ordinance with amortization provision.
  • Represented multiple parties in appeals and proceedings before the Florida Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission.
  • Represented military base reuse.
  • Represented owner in connection with a historic agricultural site with arsenic and other contamination issues.
  • Represented owner regarding superfund site in Central Florida.

Office Location

450 South Orange Avenue, Suite 650
Orlando, FL 32801
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning of the Orlando Metro Area
Julie P. Kendig-Schrader has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Land Use and Zoning)
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Real Estate Law