Barbara A. Hall: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Barbara A. Hall

Fort Lauderdale,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • Land Development
  • Retail
  • Automotive Dealerships
  • Hospitality
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Contact InfoTelephone: 954.768.8236
Fax: 954.765.1477
University Fordham University, B.A., 1968
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983
Admitted1983, Florida
BornNew York, N.Y., December 6, 1946

Barbara A. Hall concentrates her practice in the area of land use and environmental law. She has 21 years of experience in development law first representing local governments as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Delray Beach and later as the Supervising Attorney for Land Use in the Broward County Attorney's Office, and then representing private property owners and developers. Barbara has wide-ranging experience in comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, zoning, site plan approvals, platting, environmental permitting, variances, annexation, due diligence review, land use support for real estate transactions and in land use litigation. As an Assistant County Attorney, Barbara played a key role in the drafting and adoption of Broward County's Comprehensive Plan, which was the first County Plan approved by the State of Florida. More recently, Barbara has represented developers of single family and multi residential projects, large shopping centers, industrial and office developments, corporate headquarters and, institutional uses.

Areas of Concentration

•Comprehensive planning
•Development agreements
•Developments of regional impact
•Zoning, including planned developments
•Site plan approvals
•Environmental permitting
•Variances and waivers
•Due diligence review
•Land use support for real estate transactions
•Land use litigation
•Governmental affairs
•Public-private partnerships

Awards & Recognition

•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Environmental Law, 2016
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law; Government Relations Practice, 2007-2016
• Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law, Fort Lauderdale, 2016
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2014
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2013
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Press Releases

11.03.15 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' for Environmental Law
08.25.15 25 Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.18.15 24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 2016 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig's Environmental Practice Receives Top Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms' List
08.25.14 17 Greenberg Traurig Environmental Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers 2015
08.20.14 24 Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.19.14 128 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.16.13 23 Fort Lauderdale Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014
09.30.11 Greenberg Traurig Tops the List of Best Lawyers in America with 19 Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Panelist and lecturer on land use and environmental issues, lecturing to such groups as:
•Florida Chamber of Commerce Permitting Summer School
•Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar
•International Council of Shopping Centers

Previous Employment

•Supervising Attorney, Land Use Division, Broward County Attorney's Office, 1985-1990
•Assistant City Attorney, City of Delray Beach, 1983-1985

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Private Sector: Redevelopment of the Motorola Site in Plantation, Florida; Development of a corporate headquarters in North Palm Beach County; Development of A hospice facility in south Palm Beach County; Redevelopment of Boca Resort and Club beachfront (includes upgraded hotel, facilities and new residential condominiums); Village at Marbella in Coconut Creek (mixed use project with 297, 500 square feet of retail and office space; 15-room hotel; and 764 residential units); Rezoning and land use changes for Pratt & Whitney Facilities in Palm Beach County; Redevelopment of Cross Country Shopping Center in Palm Beach County; Redevelopment of Port Royale in Fort Lauderdale to add 379 high rise units to the P; Redevelopment of a building for a corporate learning center in the City of Fort Lauderdale; Development of a Waterfront Condominium on Hendricks Isle in Fort Lauderdale; Grand Harbor DRI in Indian River County (marina, residential, and commercial); Silver Falls in Miramar (residential development of 946 homes); Redevelopment of Golf Course in the City of Weston for 125 luxury single family homes; Redevelopment of University Plaza for Lowe's Home Centers; Westfork DRI (1.029-million-square feet of commercial); Hollywood Harbor DRI (Marina, Industrial, Office); New River Center FQD in Fort Lauderdale (Sun Sentinel Headquarters); Oakwood DRI in Hollywood (approximately one million square feet of commercial use); Redevelopment of Oakridge Golf Course with residential area ( 631 homes); Walnut Creek annexed into Pembroke Pines (410 residential units); Windmill Estates in Weston (210-acre residential development); Governmental Sector: As Supervising Land Use Attorney for Broward County: served as Legal advisor to the Broward County Commission on Land Use Matters and to the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Code Enforcement Board and the Zoning Board; drafted land use regulations; represented Broward County in land use litigation.; Litigation: Litigated the defense of Broward County's Comprehensive Plan in administrative proceedings brought by two citizens' groups.; Represented Broward County in litigation including Eminent Domain Jury Trials and before the Florida Supreme Court.; Litigated land use cases on behalf of Broward County.; Represented a number of Developers in administrative challenges to the Comprehensive Plan Amendments.; Represented Developers in Circuit Court challenges to land use approvals.

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Barbara A. Hall

401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000
Fort LauderdaleFL 33301


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