August 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Roetzel & Andress LPA is pleased to announce that partners Bruce Anderson and Robert Pritt have been named as Best Lawyers® 2015 "Lawyers of the Year." Mr. Anderson is recognized in the area of Land Use & Zoning Law and Mr. Pritt for Litigation – Land Use and Zoning. Both designations are for the metropolitan area of Naples/Fort Myers.
Only one lawyer in each practice area from the greater Southwest Florida community is honored as "Lawyer of the Year," making Messrs. Anderson and Pritt one of the top attorneys in their fields in the Naples/Fort Myers area. Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting thousands of confidential peer-review surveys. Lawyers honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
Mr. Anderson has more than 30 years of private and public sector experience in zoning, land use and environmental law in Southwest Florida. He represents property owners and national and regional developers of residential, commercial, industrial, mining, and mixed-use community projects, on issues and matters such as: rezoning, planned unit developments, developments of regional impact, conditional use permits, variances, environmental issues, land development code amendments, comprehensive plan amendments, public/private partnerships and other growth management permit and development order issues. In addition, he is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Certified Circuit and County Court Mediator. Mr. Anderson holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Land Use & Zoning Law (2007-2015), Litigation - Land Use & Zoning (2013-2015) and Environmental Law (2007, 2010-2015). Mr. Anderson garnered prior Lawyer of the Year distinctions in 2012 and 2014 when he was named the Land Use & Zoning Lawyer of the Year for the Naples/Fort Myers area.
Mr. Pritt focuses his practice in the areas of local government, land use and real estate law. He represents municipalities, special districts, private developers, and real estate investors. In addition to his other responsibilities, he currently serves as the city attorney for the City of Naples. Board Certified in City, County & Local Government Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Pritt is a frequent speaker on a variety of issues affecting the cities and counties of Florida. Mr. Pritt has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Land Use & Zoning Law (2010-2011); Litigation – Land Use & Zoning (2012-2015); Municipal Law (2010-2015); and Government Relations Practice (2012-2015). Mr. Pritt was previously named "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Land Use & Zoning in 2013.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. (The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). For more information, visit bestlawyers.com.
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