Administrative & Governmental Law

Mateer Harbert has a long history of representing local governments. In its early years, its attorneys served Orange County as its outside counsel. For five years Senior Partner Scott Gabrielson served Orlando as its City Attorney. Senior Partner Steve Bechtel has represented the Orange County Property Appraiser and Orange County Tax Collector for decades. Our attorneys have served on government boards, committees and task forces. We regularly appear in front of governmental bodies and agencies to advocate for our clients. We have served as lobbyists to help influence legislation or government decisions. Our knowledge and experience makes us well-suited to handle our clients’ needs with sound advice and aggressive representation. Turning the wheels of government takes strengths and skills that come with the decades of experience our firm possesses. Consider harnessing that strength and experience the next time you seek a permit, or development approvals, or want relief from an action of government.

Much of the work of challenging government takes place in the administrative law courts of Florida. Administrative law involves many of the skills that make Mateer Harbert lawyers so good in the courtroom, but the venue and atmosphere of an administrative proceeding requires the refinement and focus that Mateer Harbert lawyers have acquired through their long history of local government work.

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