Changing climate conditions require legal, regulatory, contractual, and financial considerations in real estate transactions, investment and development projects. Pathman Lewis works with clients to identify climate risks and create resilience strategies to minimize those risks and navigate the contractual and regulatory processes that build resilience.
We work with cities, institutions, urban planners, architects, coastal engineers, landscape architects, investors and developers to navigate the regulatory, contractual and legal considerations salient to the planning, design and build out of resilience projects. The Firm’s extensive experience on water law matters and familiarity with Florida’s unique hydrological systems and water-related legal and regulatory framework position us to effectively navigate the challenges and opportunities connected to sea level rise, increased flooding and storm surge.
The Firm assists clients in navigating municipal, county, state and federal regulatory and permitting for approval of resilience projects. We advise clients regarding flood vulnerabilities and climate change risks, resilience financing tools and tax incentives relevant to real estate transactions and development projects. We represent property owners seeking to protect their investments from flood impacts through advocacy in connection with government resilience projects and in administrative law and litigation disputes.