Environmental and Coastal Law

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Fifty years ago, “environmental law” was not yet an area of legal practice. Today, dozens of federal, state, regional, and local environmental laws protect and preserve the environment. Sunshine City Law provides counsel on a wide range of environmental and land use issues, including but not limited to:

State and local issues relating to:

  • Wetlands
  • Flood Zones
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Water Policy
  • Agriculture
  • Consumptive Use Permits
  • Water Quality
  • Minimum Flows and Levels
  • Water Reservations
  • Protected and Imperiled Species
  • Environmental Resource Permits
  • Wetland Mitigation
  • Land Use
  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Adaptation Action Areas
  • Coastal Construction Control Line permits
  • Sovereign Submerged Land Leases
  • Easements
  • Conservation Easements
  • Docks
  • Riparian Rights
  • Historic Preservation
  • Florida Pollution Prevention Act
  • Agricultural and Urban Stormwater Best Management Practices
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Sustainability and Resilience Plans
  • Green Buildings
  • Green Procurement Policy
  • Coral Reef Protection
  • Sustainable Waste Management
  • Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act

Federal Laws:

  • Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • National Marine Sanctuaries Act
  • Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and other large scale ecosystem restoration projects
  • Water Resources Development Act
  • Coastal Zone Management Act
  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • Lacey Act
  • Invasive Species regulations and policies
  • Pesticide regulations
  • Environmental Crimes

The firm offers boutique lobbying, advocacy, and legal counseling services. The firm also drafts legislation on the City, Regional, Florida, and Federal levels, including complex and unique environmental issues.