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Al Malefatto

Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
West Palm Beach, FL
Mr. Malefatto has been practicing environmental, land use and administrative law in Florida since 1980. He is the Chair of LLW’s Environmental & Natural Resources Law Practice Group and has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, developers, home builders, small businesses, and local governments in a variety of environmental permitting, enforcement and transactional matters, and in all manner of Florida land use proceedings. 

He leverages his in-depth knowledge and broad experience in environmental and land use law to keep clients up-to-date on regulatory trends before regulations are adopted and counsels clients when environmental issues arise. Al is intimately familiar with all aspects of environmental permitting and land development entitlements, and has handled a broad range of projects and activities, including condominium, marina and mixed-use developments, brownfields redevelopment, land use and environmental approvals for utility plants, contaminated property remediation and the defense of enforcement actions by local, state and federal governmental agencies. He also guides clients involved in corporate and real estate transactions through necessary and important due diligence evaluations.

Al holds an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and every edition of Chambers & Partners USA Guide since its inception in 2003.

Al earned his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1979, and a B.A. from New York University in 1975.