Carlton Fields’ development team consists of attorneys and government consultants who are, first and foremost, devoted to deal-making. We understand legal issues and provide customized solutions, tailored to each project. We excel at the art of negotiation and deal-making to successfully bring all forms of development projects to life, from conception to completion to exit strategies. We immerse ourselves in the development industry and handle the full cycle of real estate development, including: 

  • Letters of Intent and Term Sheets
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements, Option Agreements, Rights of First Refusal, and Other Deal Documents
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Entitlements, Permitting, Development Agreements, Utility Agreements, and Impact Fee Credit Agreements and Transfer
  • Deed Restrictions, Covenants, and Easements
  • Platting, Lot Splits, and Horizontal and Vertical Subdivisions
  • Deal Structuring, including Joint Ventures, Operating Agreements, and Shareholder Agreements
  • Tax Planning for Development
  • Architectural and Construction Documents
  • Development Financing, including Construction Loans, Permanent Financing, Bridge Financing, and Equity Financing 
  • Leases
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Project Management


We offer efficient, effective, and holistic counseling to developers, builders, contractors, architects, engineers, and other industry constituents, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, in the development of a full spectrum of asset classes, such as:



  • Represented numerous developers throughout the country in the structuring, development, creation, and formation of multiple master-planned communities that each contained more than 400 acres; Each community contained at least one master association, amenities, and multiple condominium and subdivision regimes 
  • Represented national developer in multiple locations in Florida and other states in the development, creation, and formation of more than 15 high-rise condominium communities (each of which contained a total unit purchase price of more than $90 million), as well as the developer’s homebuilding projects that encompassed single-family lots and condominium units 
  • Represented numerous national residential community developers throughout the country in extensive and varied types of condominium and subdivision communities and developments, including those containing single-family lots, duplexes, townhomes, stacked flats, multiunit structures, and mid-rise and high-rise buildings 
  • Represented various resort developers in the legal structuring, sale, and leasing of resort properties (including ski resorts and beach communities) throughout the country 
  • Represented developer of multiple timeshare and interval uses regimes that have generated more than $500 million in sales 
  • Represented developers in both large-scale and small-scale condominium conversion projects 
  • Represented numerous commercial developers in the development, creation, and formation of commercial condominium regimes serving general office, medical office, retail, and industrial uses. 
  • Represented numerous clients in the creation and submission of land sales registrations to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, ranging from single-family projects to condominium regimes

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The Developing Climate: How Climate Change Affects the Development Industry

The Developing Climate: How Climate Change Affects the Development Industry

April 4, 2019

In this podcast, Ken Tinkler and James Parker-Flynn discuss what developers need to know about climate change and its impact on the development industry – now and in the future.

Green Light for Miami Developer

Green Light for Miami Developer

August 15, 2018

Following five-day bench trial, Miami developer gets approval to proceed

An Environmental Law Strategy is Key to Getting Major Infrastructure Projects Approved

An Environmental Law Strategy is Key to Getting Major Infrastructure Projects Approved

September 29, 2017

Infrastructure project developers need to build their permitting strategy around obtaining environmental approvals.

Key Contacts

Other Team Members

Darrin F. Taylor

Darrin F. Taylor

Certified Planner/Government Consultant
Joseph J. Verdone

Joseph J. Verdone

Certified Planner/Government Consultant

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