I own 12 lots in the Florida Keys . ( Monroe County ) They are located in a plotted subdivision . The County and State will not let me develop my property . I need a law firm who is experencied in " Land Use and Takings . "
Criminal Defense Attorney
Because of the way AVVO works, you are asking Wisconsin lawyers. Ask the question again, but this time put the location as being the County Seat of Monroe County, FL.
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Whether or not a lawyer will accept a case tends to turn on whether the attorney can be paid for his services. This is not always the case (see probono cases) as some attorneys do probono work and there are public interest organizations and law firms that will help the underserved communities across the nation.
That being said, because you own twelve (12) lots and want to develop the property, I assume that you can pay an attorney a retainer and monthly payments. Your best bet would be to google real estate attorneys in your area.
If you need to change the zoning of the area, you might run into serious issues as depending on the state and county you're in, you made need to have your new developments put into the city plan to be approved by the city planner (which could take several months and includes substantial costs).
Hope that helps.
Land Use / Zoning Attorney
As the first responder indicated you need to make sure you are getting local representation in Florida, and perhaps even from the area of Menomonee Falls.