Nicholas and Bell has extensive litigation experience in all areas of land use and environmental litigation in the United States, especially in Florida. Our Land Use and Environmental attorneys have represented select clients before the following governmental entities: Local municipalities and counties, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Water Management Districts, Florida Department of Community Affairs, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


  • All aspects of land use and environmental litigation
  • Developments of Regional Impact (DRI)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plans and Amendments
  • Local Zoning and Permitting Issues, including Planned Development Approvals
  • Environmental litigation
  • Special Taxing District
  • Representation before Local and State Government
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Development Agreements
  • Sovereignty Submerged Lands Use and Ownership Issues
  • CERCLA, or Superfund
  • RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act)
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act)
  • Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Constitution claims including takings
  • Bivens claims