Government & Municipal Law

Shepard & Smith, P.A. represents numerous local governments throughout Florida. We are very familiar with statutes affecting governmental operations, procurement, contracting and other daily functions. In addition, our attorneys have significant experience in drafting and researching ordinances, ethics and elections laws, intergovernmental agreements, land use, annexation, zoning, state and federal legislation.

The Firm has extensive experience representing governmental entities and private sector clients in litigation in a wide range of matters including trials and appeals of infrastructure and land use, zoning, setbacks, height, density, compatibility, contract disputes, construction defects, interpretation and constitutionality of statutes and rules, foreclosures, boundary and title disputes, license and employment agreements, eminent domain suits, environmental cases, insurance coverage and claims disputes, telecommunications, public records, ad valorem tax cases and virtually the entire spectrum of civil matters affecting government and business.

Real Estate is one of the basic strengths of the firm. We are fully capable of handling any and all real estate related matters for local governmental entities. We have experience in all aspects of real property transactions representing owners (many of which are governments), developers, lenders, lessee, lessors, buyers and sellers. It is safe to say there is no type of real estate transaction we are not qualified and experienced to handle. We provide a seamless representation for our clients in the acquisition of real estate, entitlement of the real estate by governments, construction, closing, title insurance and turnover.