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David Smolker

Smolker Bartlett Loeb Hinds & Thompson, P.A.
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Tampa, FL
Mr. Smolker is a versatile, land use, environmental property rights lawyer whose practice encompasses local administrative, civil trial and appellate practice in the areas of land use and zoning, comprehensive planning, environmental permitting, water, wetlands, submerged land, eminent domain and inverse condemnation including regulatory takings. He also is experienced in real estate and development law. Mr. Smolker’s clients include private landowners, local and national developers, and government agencies. He has served as special counsel to government agencies including Pasco County, Florida, Charlotte County, Florida, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He served as General Counsel to New College of Florida from 2001-2004 and 2008-2013. He regularly writes and lectures on a wide variety of land use, environmental law and property rights topics. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Smolker was a City Planner and co-authored the City of Bradenton Comprehensive Plan of 1979.