Ms. Patricia M. Baloyra is Of Counsel in the Miami office of Broad and Cassel. She is a member of the Firm's Land Use and Environmental Law and Government Relations Practice Groups.
Ms. Baloyra represents developers and property owners through all aspects of project development, entitlement and enforcement processes, including applications, public hearings, and appeals in both Circuit Court and with the Division of Administrative Hearings.
She handles all aspects of interaction with local government administration, including planning, zoning, building, public works, environmental resource, and code enforcement officials. Her interaction with municipal and county administrations, boards, and staff has included negotiating a wide range of issues related to entitlements and code interpretations.
Ms. Baloyra is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and has the knowledge and skills to facilitate the LEED certification process for her clients.
Ms. Baloyra has extensive experience in intergovernmental relations and municipal government. She has served as an Assistant City Attorney for various municipalities in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe County. In that capacity, her work has included writing ordinances related to, among other things, land use, zoning, and code enforcement. She has also participated in executive and other functions of the municipalities, including preparing requests for proposal and requests for qualifications, and undertaking reviews of the municipalities’ charters. Additionally, Ms. Baloyra has advised municipal boards when seated in their quasi-judicial capacities.
Ms. Baloyra has a solid background in litigation, and has handled litigation involving land use, zoning, and environmental issues, as well as complex commercial litigation, including cases involving contractual, construction, RICO, and employment issues.
Ms. Baloyra is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, achieving the agency's highest rating for both competency and ethics. She has been named by the South Florida Business Journal as both a "Key Partner" and "Heavy Hitter in Commercial Real Estate" for demonstrated success in her field. She has also been listed in Florida Trend magazine's 2011 and 2013 Legal Elite, an honor achieved by less than two percent of the members of the Florida Bar. She was recognized in 2013-2017 by the top legal guide "The Best Lawyers in America," published by Woodward and White.
Ms. Baloyra is an active member of the community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Miami Children's Museum. She is a member of CREW- Miami and serves on the Beacon Council's Advisory Board of Trustees and the Urban Initiatives Committee. She was recently selected to serve on the Miami- Dade County DERM Wetlands Advisory Task Force.