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As a third-generation Floridian, Michael Furen has a keen and deep-rooted interest in the Florida landscape. Since the early 1970’s, Mr. Furen has limited his practice to land use, development, real property, and administrative and governmental law. He has extensive experience in the representation of private development interests throughout Florida and beyond. Mr. Furen provides a total package of development legal services, including site acquisition, governmental approvals and permits, project documentation, and post development litigation matters. Mr. Furen has significant experience with development of regional impacts and planned unit developments and in drafting various forms of development agreements between private development interests and local governments. He has also participated extensively in various aspects of legal and administrative challenges involving developments of regional impact, planned unit developments, comprehensive planning, and various zoning, special exception, variance, and other land use issues.


  • 2033 Main Street, Suites 500 and 600
    Sarasota, FL 34237


  • English


  • University of Florida , J.D., graduated 1966
  • University of Florida, BS, graduated 1962

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar


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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Condominiums
  • COVID-19
  • Development
  • Land Use
  • Litigation
  • Master Planned Communities
  • Real Estate
  • Redevelopment
  • Transactions
  • Zoning


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