Press Release
March 17, 2016

Land Use and Zoning Attorney Gloria M. Velazquez Joins Holland & Knight in Miami

MIAMI (March 17, 2016) – Gloria M. Velazquez has joined Holland & Knight’s Miami office as senior counsel in the firm’s Governmental Advocacy and Development practice group where her focus will be on land acquisition due diligence, land use, zoning, permitting and governmental affairs.

Previously, Ms. Velazquez was senior land acquisition manager with Lennar Homes, where her primary focus was on land acquisition, due diligence and entitlements for the Fortune 500 real estate company. With more than 19 years of experience in land use and zoning, the former Greenberg Traurig shareholder has had a distinguished career in the area of government and land development representing developer clients before the city of Miami, Miami-Dade County and other municipalities.

"Gloria has extensive experience in governmental advocacy and development, especially in the Miami-Dade County area," said Miguel De Grandy, Holland & Knight's Miami Governmental Advocacy and Development practice leader. "Her experience working on all aspects of development will serve our clients well. She has the knowledge and experience to guide any client through all aspects of governmental relations as it relates to development."

"I’m very happy to be joining such an experienced and professional team at Holland & Knight," said Ms. Velazquez. "I’m excited to bring my skills and experience to what is already an outstanding governmental advocacy and development practice."

Ms. Velazquez earned a J.D. degree from St. Thomas University School of Law and a B.S. degree from Florida International University. She is admitted to practice law in Florida.

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