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Land Use, Zoning & Governmental Law

Land Use 

Patrick Neale has experience, skill, and expertise in a large array of zoning and land use matters.  He has represented developers and land owners in obtaining land use approvals for mixed use developments, golf course developments, shopping centers, marinas, office buildings, hotels, residential subdivisions, and other types of projects.

The practice involves taking petitions to their approval for Planned Unit Developments, rezones, comprehensive plan amendments, variances, site plans, subdivision plats, and conditional uses. We work on public and private projects. We defend property rights against takings by governmental agencies and challenges by third parties in circuit court and on appeal. We also prosecute Bert Harris and other compensatory claims, vested rights actions, and appeals.

Our long term and extensive involvement in the community provides unique insight into the community and political challenges that projects may face. In order to overcome these challenges, we coordinate with the client and its consultants to develop strategic and tactical plans and processes to build public consensus in sensitive, and sometimes hostile, political environments. 

Governmental Law

Patrick Neale has appeared before the Legislature, Governor and Cabinet, the Collier County Commission, City of Marco Island Council, state and federal courts and various governmental boards and agencies on behalf of clients. His deep roots in the community have led to exceptional expertise in governmental law and governmental affairs. He has represented various county boards and agencies and been the chair or a member of governmental affairs committees for various trade groups, non-profits and chambers of commerce. In addition, he is the governmental affairs consultant for a major building industry trade group. 

This knowledge and experience allows him to provide insightful advice and counsel to clients seeking a view into the governmental process or the governmental agency or body needing counsel.


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Patrick Neale & Associates serves clients throughout Southwest Florida and has office locations in Naples and Marco Island.

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5470 Bryson Court, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34109
| Phone: 239-642-1485
(By appointment) 950 North Collier Blvd., 4th Floor, Marco Island, FL 34145
| Phone: 239-642-1485
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 9440, Naples, FL 34101-9440
| Phone: 239-642-1485

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© 2015 Patrick Neale & Associates | Disclaimer
5470 Bryson Court, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34109
950 North Collier Blvd., 4th Floor, Marco Island, FL 34145 (hours by appointment)
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 9440, Naples, FL 34101
Phone: 239-642-1485 | Fax: 239-642-1487
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