Land Use and Real Estate Law

Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A., has a broad range of experience in land use issues and real estate matters representing governmental entities, lenders and credit enhancers in various aspects of real estate development and financing.

Land Use Litigation

NG&N maintains an active litigation practice in the area of land use law. NG&N represents governmental entities throughout the State of Florida on matters brought contesting the validity of their actions relating to the use of property. These include federal constitutional claims, eminent domain proceedings, construction disputes and actions for inverse condemnation. NG&N has also represented clients in the defense of claims brought under the Bert J. Harris, Jr., Private Property Rights Protection Act, and claims alleging violations of local government comprehensive plans and in hearings seeking the approval of proposed comprehensive plan amendments.


In addition, NG&N represents creditors in default, foreclosure and workout situations, again with a focus primarily on bond financings. We maintain an active representation of bond trustees, bondholders and creditors in connection with defaulted bond issues, including defaulted or troubled affordable housing issues, health care and community development district financings.

Real Estate Matters

NG&N also has extensive experience representing governmental entities in real estate matters including the acquisition, development and financing of real property for public financing projects. NG&N's real estate practice includes both the lending and workout sides of real estate financing transactions, particularly those involving bond financing. NG&N represents borrowers and creditors in commercial lending transactions, negotiating land use restriction agreements, environmental indemnity agreements, credit agreements and other traditional lending documents as well as reviewing title and other real estate matters.

Title Insurance

Advising clients on title matters is an important element of NG&N's real estate practice. NG&N routinely reviews title insurance commitments and reports in connection with real estate acquisitions and financings. NG&N has extensive experience in evaluating title insurance risks for both borrowers and lenders. NG&N currently serves as title agents for Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Inc. and Old Republic Title Insurance Company.

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