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Practices | Real Estate | Land Use and Zoning | Government Affairs | South Florida

Gloria M. Velazquez is an attorney practicing real estate, government, land use/zoning and environmental law. Ms. Velazquez represents clients in numerous aspects of the real estate development process, from conceptual planning, contract negotiation, real estate due diligence, and entitlements, including platting, building permits, and certificates of occupancy. Ms. Velazquez works with residential and commercial developers, landowners, joint venture partners, and brokers in numerous municipalities and counties in Florida. She represents clients before governmental bodies in order to secure zoning and site plan approvals, special exceptions, variances, comprehensive development master plan amendments, special taxing districts and plat approvals.

Ms. Velazquez's major representative projects include residential urban high-rises, residential large-scale suburban communities, mixed-use developments, retail, commercial, institutional, utility, outdoor advertising and rock mining activities. She is well-versed in handling matters involving developments with wetland issues, utility plants, landfills and resource recovery facilities.

With the perspective of a lifetime resident of South Florida, Ms. Velazquez has successfully guided clients through all phases of the South Florida development process.


Location

  • 750 Park of Commerce Boulevard, Suite 210
    Boca Raton, FL 33487

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1997

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers 2021, Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2017, 2018
  • Latin Builders Association, LBA, Attorney of the Year, 2003

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