Government, Environment and Land Use

Helping you maintain compliance

Burke Blue has extensive experience representing public and private sector clients in all aspects of local government law.  For 45 years, we have provided legal counsel to counties, municipalities, community development districts, special districts, tourist development councils and private sector clients including currently representing the City of Panama City, Bay County Supervisor of Elections, Lake Powell Residential Golf Community Development District, Panama City Housing Authority, and Bay County Transportation Planning Organization, and Bay Haven Charter Academy.  Burke Blue attorneys have also served as the County Attorney for Bay County Board of County Commissioners and Walton County Board of County Commissioners.  We have advised these clients on matters such as bond issues, regulatory compliance, land use, planning, zoning, comprehensive plans, legislation, rule making, litigation, and risk management.

In 2008, Burke Blue attorneys were asked by the Town of Cedar Grove to advise its town commission on the process of dissolving the town.  The law regarding the dissolution of a municipality was sparse and had never in the history of the State of Florida been voluntarily undertaken a by municipality.  Despite the challenges, Burke Blue guided the town through the process.  After the citizens voted to dissolve the town, Burke Blue assisted in the smooth transition of the town assets to Bay County government.

Our extensive experience representing public sector clients give us great insight when representing private sector clients before federal, state and local agencies.  Whether you are filing or challenging a comprehensive plan or zoning change, seeking approval of your land development project, need assistance with an environmental permit, need assistance securing immigration approval or just find yourself or your company facing the jigsaw puzzle of government regulation, then let the government law attorneys at Burke Blue put our expertise to work for you.

50 years of providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals throughout Northwest Florida

The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience or contact us online or by phone at 850-769-1414 for Panama City; 850-236-4444 for Panama City Beach.