Tracy R. Slavens

Tracy R. Slavens


Tracy Slavens is a partner in Holland & Knight's Miami office and practices in the area of land use and zoning law. Ms. Slavens is experienced in land use, real estate and government law. Her practice is focused on the South Florida region, with a particular emphasis in Miami-Dade County and its numerous municipalities. She represents developers and property owners with land use, zoning and environmental matters before county and municipal governments, regulatory boards and state agencies to obtain developmental approvals and vested rights for all types of residential, commercial, hospitality and industrial projects, as well as assisting clients with permitting, platting, water and sewer, and environmental issues.  

In addition, Ms. Slavens represents financial institutions and investors with zoning opinion letters and entitlement due diligence.  


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Finance, with honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Miami Waterkeeper, Board of Directors
  • O, Miami, Board of Directors
  • Chapman Partnership, Board of Trustees, 2010-Present; Legal Committee, Expansion Task Force, Gala Committee, Development Committee, Womenade; NextGen Council, Chair, 2011-2013
  • Builders' Association of South Florida (BASF), Miami-Dade Legislative and Environmental Code/Permit and Platting Committees and High-Rise Council, 2005-Present
  • Urban Land Institute, Young Leader, 2011-2015, Member 2011-Present
  • CREW Miami Chapter, 2007-2017; New Member Liaison Committee, 2014-2015; CREW National Convention Miami Participant and Tour Guide, 2014
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2021, 2022
  • Most Effective Lawyer Finalist, Real Estate, Daily Business Review, 2016
  • 40 Under 40, South Florida Business Journal, 2016 
  • Rising Star, Daily Business Review, 2015
  • Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, Rising Star, 2015
  • Holland & Knight Rising Star, Class of 2011


Speaking Engagements