Timothy M. Hughes' primary areas of practice are: commercial real estate transactions; land development; zoning, planning and land use; agribusiness and cooperatives; and commercial leasing.
Tim has extensive experience representing buyers, sellers, investors, developers and lenders throughout Florida, with an emphasis on West Central and Southwest Florida, in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, land development and land use matters ranging from the purchase and sale of large-scale assemblages of agricultural lands to the purchase and sale of planned residential communities, multi-family housing projects, retail neighborhood and regional shopping centers, office buildings, industrial/warehouse centers, medical facilities, golf courses and commercial out parcel sites, and assisting clients with the financing transactions associated with each. Tim's representation typically begins with site/project due diligence, contract negotiation and preparation and the handling of all aspects of land acquisition, including the issuance of title insurance, and continues with the procurement of land use approvals and entitlements such as water use/restoration permitting, rezonings, comprehensive plan amendments, transfers of development rights, wetzoning, concurrency approvals, commercial site plan applications and subdivision plats, as well as the planning and preparation of project governance documents. Tim also has broad experience representing agricultural, retail, office, and industrial landlords and tenants in commercial leasing matters including lease negotiation and preparation, landlord/tenant disputes, applications for ad valorem tax exemptions and ad valorem tax appeals. In addition, Tim has extensive experience representing governmental clients in negotiating contracts and providing general legal advice and counseling on matters such as the Sunshine Law and Public Records Law.
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
03.31.2014 Timothy M. Hughes Graduates the Tampa Bay Partnership's CEO Direct Program
11.01.2007 Expedited Comprehensive Plan Amendments in Urban Areas - A Pilot Program, The Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer (Magazine) Vol. 18, No. 3
10.01.2007 House Bill 7203: Growth Management Reform - Fixing the Glitches, Pipelining, Streamlining and Other Evolutional Changes, Florida Bar Journal Vol. 81, No. 9
10.01.2007 Reduced State Review of Comprehensive Plan Amendments in Urban Areas - A Pilot Program, Paraclete (St. Petersburg Bar Association Magazine)
09.01.2007 Concurrency and DRI Reforms of House Bill 7203: A Legislative Update, ActionLine Vol. XXIX, No. 1
1998 U.S. v. Scheffer: What is Left of the Polygraph in Criminal Trials? 10 St. Thomas L. Rev. 653