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Nov. 8, 2022

Land Use Attorney Michael Marshall Joins Nelson Mullins in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has announced that J. Michael Marshall has joined the firm as a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office.

Marshall is a land use attorney and planning consultant with an educational and professional background in law, engineering, and business administration. He represents private and public sector clients, including property owners, developers, financial institutions, title companies, and large institutional entities such as hospitals and universities, municipalities, and counties in land use, planning, and real estate matters.

Marshall provides private sector clients with guidance and advice throughout the development planning and entitlement process on matters that include large-scale master plans, developments of regional impact, site plans, plats, zoning code and map amendments, comprehensive plan amendments, variances, conditional use approvals and development agreements. In the public realm, he has worked closely with local governments in developing and drafting comprehensive plans, special purpose plans, zoning codes, and other land development regulations. He has also represented local governments in defending comprehensive plans and land development regulations against both judicial and administrative challenges.

“Michael has a wide array of experience in land use matters in both the public and private sectors. We welcome him as he expands our capabilities in this area for our clients,” said South Florida Real Estate Team Leader David Itskovich.

He earned his JD from Florida State University College of Law, an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and a BS in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins is an Am Law 100 firm of more than 930 attorneys and government relations professionals with 31 offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to