Pedro Gassant is a Miami governmental advocacy and development attorney who focuses his practice on land use, zoning and procurement matters. Specifically, Mr. Gassant handles Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) amendments, zoning district boundary changes, variance applications and other matters in Miami-Dade County and the 34 municipalities within the county. In addition, Mr. Gassant advises clients in government procurement matters and prosecutes and defends bid protests.
Mr. Gassant also has significant litigation experience. As lead counsel, Mr. Gassant successfully argued his first case in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, reuniting a father with his son under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Mr. Gassant is a native of Miami and received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University. As an undergraduate, he was elected president of the Black Student Union and founded the East Gadsden Initiative, which implemented programs to assist students in preparing for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. He was also initiated into the Chi Theta Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and was recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year by Florida State University. Mr. Gassant currently serves as president of the Haitian Lawyers Association.
Mr. Gassant attended law school at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he served as an editor of the Journal of International Law and helped develop a program teaching Kenyans their rights under the 2010 Kenyan Constitution. During the spring of 2011, Mr. Gassant traveled to Mombasa, Kenya and helped teach the same program to women living in the Mtongwe community.
Mr. Gassant’s prior representative engagements include:
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