Chad Friedman focuses his practice on representing developers and governmental entities in the areas of land use and zoning. He is also a leading legal expert in the field of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.
Chad has extensive experience representing local governments in the drafting, adoption, and implementation of land development regulations, including green regulations. In addition, he has significant experience representing local governments in comprehensive plan amendment and quasi judicial hearings (i.e. variances, site plans, rezoning, and special exceptions).
Chad has also successfully defended various governmental entities, such as the Village of Key Biscayne and Town of Cutler Bay, in land use related litigation. Chad is also the assistant Town attorney for the Town of Cutler Bay and the assistant Village attorney for the Village of Pinecrest.
Given Chad’s unique local government experience, he has been successful in helping developers and private property owners navigate through the intricacies of the development review process. Over the years, he has assisted numerous private clients in securing the necessary development permits and other approvals required for the development of property.
In addition to Chad’s land use and zoning practice, he is a leading legal expert in the creation of PACE programs pursuant to Section 163.08, Florida Statutes. Chad helped to create the Green Corridor PACE District, which was one of the first PACE programs established within the State of Florida. He currently is legal counsel to the Green Corridor PACE District and is also assisting private entities in the creation of other PACE programs across the State of Florida.
Chad, a frequent author and speaker on the subject of growth management and local government law, is currently the Co-Chair for the Environmental and Land Use Committee of the Dade County Bar.
- Stetson University College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2004
- University of Florida, BSBA, with honors, 2001
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