Hugo Arza practices in the areas of land use and zoning, real estate, and state and local government advocacy. Mr. Arza represents a wide range of clients, including real estate developers, charter school operators and vendors in the business of providing goods and services to government agencies.

Mr. Arza regularly represents property owners, builders and developers in Miami-Dade County and every major municipality in the county on land use and zoning matters. In particular, he has handled numerous comprehensive plan changes, rezoning efforts and site plan approvals for residential, commercial, industrial and educational clients.

Mr. Arza also represents clients in commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, development agreements and related transactions.

Additionally, Mr. Arza serves as advisor and counsel to numerous political campaigns, political committees, committees of continuous existence and electioneering communications organizations.


  • Representing a national homebuilder in the entitlement process, including rezoning, site plan and concurrency approvals for more than 500 residences in Hialeah, Florida
  • Representing a charter school in securing the approvals required for a 900 student expansion in Hialeah Gardens, Florida 
  • Representing a shopping center developer in securing site plan approval for a 250,000- square-foot shopping center in Miami-Dade County, Florida 
  • Representing a developer in securing approvals for a grocery store anchored 87,000- square-foot shopping center in the Town of Cutler Bay, Florida 
  • Representing a property owner in redesignating property on the Miami-Dade County land use map to allow for commercial development along a major transit corridor

  • Representing a development group in acquiring 125 acres in Duval County, Florida for a mixed-use retail and commercial development 
  • Negotiating a joint venture agreement to develop and sell more than 100 single-family home lots in Volusia County, Florida 
  • Representing the purchaser of a mixed-use (retail and office) building in the central business district of Coral Gables, Florida


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • Amherst College, B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Trustee Member; former Government Affairs Committee Chair
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish


Speaking Engagements