Aaron Dunlap brings a multifaceted perspective to his work on behalf of land use clients, including private developers and governmental bodies. Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Aaron worked for a Florida municipality, the Florida state land planning agency, and in private practice focused on land use and zoning issues. His insider’s understanding of each party’s priorities helps him find common ground and collaborate to craft solutions that benefit his clients.
Aaron is experienced in representing clients on land use and zoning matters before elected officials and local governmental boards and commissions concerning real estate development matters, drafting zoning code and comprehensive plan amendments, and navigating the public hearing process in municipalities throughout Florida.
Additionally, his local government experience also encompasses ordinance drafting, implementation of new legislation, Florida Sunshine Law and Public Records Act matters, as well as assisting clients with code enforcement compliance and other quasi-judicial matters.
Aaron began his legal career in private practice in Miami, handling land use and real estate litigation and appellate issues as varied as disputes between developers and municipalities, primary and mezzanine lender litigation, personal guarantee litigation, large-scale commercial foreclosure, large-scale land use and zoning litigation, and Public Records Act requests and related litigation.
- University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2007)
- University of Miami (B.A., cum laude, 2004)
- Assistant Village Attorney, Village of Wellington, Wellington, FL (2015-2017)
- Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO),Tallahassee, FL (2014-2015)
- Litigation Associate, Shubin & Bass, P.A., Miami (2007-2011)
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