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Joseph J. Verdone

Senior Government Consultant


Joseph Verdone has extensive experience with land development, planning, design, permitting, and project implementation for both private and public entities throughout Florida. 

His 30 years of professional land planning experience includes a multitude of multifamily residential, commercial, mixed-use, office, hotel, industrial, institutional, marine, wireless communication infrastructure, electric power generation, environmental, and large-scale mining projects throughout Florida. 

For more than two decades, Joe has serviced the firm’s corporate real estate developers, owners, and investors while developing a specialized urban development practice in South Florida. He has represented numerous large-scale urban, mixed-use, and high-rise projects including: CityPlace DRI, CityPlace South Tower, CityPlace Office Tower, Esplanade Grand, The Strand, One City Plaza, Two City Plaza, Hyatt Place, Convention Center Hotel, The Mark, Watermark Towers, The Slade, Villa Lofts, The Metropolitan, The Prado, The Edge, Florida Department of Health, Burlington Self-Storage, Clematis Street Hotel, The Villas on Antique Row, Palm Beach County Convention Center Hilton Hotel, The TRG Rybovich Marina CMPD,  Alexander Lofts, Central Park Plaza, North Bridge Center, Esperante, Phillips Point, T-Mobile Flagship Store Miami Beach, T-Mobile Regional Switch Sunrise, Sky Cove at West Lake, and  the 1309 S. Flagler RPD. He has handled various master plan amendments, transfers of development right approvals, and has developed several incentive programs for his clients.

Joe also represents multiple large-scale agricultural, electric power generation, telecommunications, mining, water resource, and regional reservoirs entities through the entitlement, regulatory, and code enforcement processes.

Joe’s approach to client service centers on his strengths as a problem-solver and coordinator who effectively moves projects from an abstract idea to reality. He has significant experience helping his clients navigate regulatory permitting processes, code compliance, monitoring, and code enforcement defense.

Joe also performs research, analysis, due diligence, and feasibility studies for the firm’s real estate and financial clients. In this capacity, he has worked on a multitude of medium and large-scale acquisitions and financing projects. He is an associate member of the American Bar Association, the American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Certified Planners.


  • Represents clients in a wide variety of land use matters ranging from zoning, entitlements, site planning, compliance monitoring, and enforcement defense.
  • Represents clients to develop local land development policy and amend regulations, master plans, and comprehensive plan amendments.
  • Represent clients to help navigate and obtain certificate of use, business tax receipts, liquor licenses, second hand sales, food processing and preparation, and other necessary approvals for regulated uses.
  • Represent clients with environmental permitting and enforcement issues in diverse areas including industrial and municipal domestic wastewater treatment, water reuse systems, storage tanks, and hazardous waste permitting and regulation and a wide variety of industrial facilities.
  • Research, analysis, due diligence, and feasibility studies.
  • Negotiate settlements, consent order terms, and remediation plans associated with code enforcement actions.
  • Represent regional water resource operators.
  • Represent proposed large data center to help advance prerequisite development needs.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • American Planning Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Associate Member
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
    • Trustee



  • Florida A&M University (B.S., 1989)


  • Survey and Research Technician, Florida Department of Natural Resources (1988–1989)
  • Planner, Palm Beach County Zoning Division (1989–1994)
  • Land Use Consultant, Joseph J. Verdone and Associates (1994–1996)


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