St. Petersburg Real Estate Lawyers

Real Estate Litigation

You can rely on our skilled real estate litigation attorneys to represent your interests in issues involving land use, zoning, variances, special exceptions and conditional uses, processing and defending mortgage foreclosures, quiet title actions, residential and commercial landlord/tenant actions, title and boundary disputes, adverse possession, easement disputes, eminent domain and property rights litigation, broker’s commissions, and contract enforcement.

Eminent Domain And Inverse Condemnation

Due to Florida’s rapid growth and the need for additional public facilities such as roads and other infrastructure, more and more private properties are being acquired by public

  • agencies in order to make way for such construction. The range of services offered by the firm to land owners and public agencies include:
  • Presuit negotiations
  • Representation in slow take and quick take proceedings pursuant to chapters 73 and 74, Florida statutes
  • Severance damage claims
  • Business damage claims
  • Claims for the recovery of moving and relocation costs
  • Claims for temporary takings
  • Inverse condemnation claims

Environmental Matters

Because of our emphasis on real estate, development, and construction law, our attorneys are skilled in environmental matters such as:

  • Enforcement litigation before the circuit courts and state and federal environmental agencies
  • Permitting and compliance with city, county, state, and federal regulatory agencies
  • Presentations before city councils, county commissions, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, the State Department of Environmental Regulation, the State Department of Natural Resources, the State Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority, the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and other agencies
  • Land use litigation involving wetlands and upland habitat
  • Consumptive use permitting, surface water management, flood zone map amendments
  • Disputes involving the ordinary high water line
  • Underground storage tanks petroleum contamination

Whether you need an attorney for a simple home closing or a complex development issue, please contact the real estate lawyers of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. at 727-381-2300. You can rely on us for effective representation and personal service.