Gordon J. Schiff, Esq.

Gordon Schiff

Gordon J. Schiff, Esq.
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Email: gjs@schiffpa.com


Gordon J. Schiff, P.A.
The Austin Center
1211 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 315
Tampa, Florida 33607
Telephone: (813) 515-7979
Fax: (813) 515-7977


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Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Real Estate
  • Permitting
  • Governmental Matters
  • Administrative Matters
  • Eminent Domain and Property Rights

Practice Emphasis

Representation of property owners, developers and governmental entities in land use and zoning (including rezonings, variances, special exceptions, special uses, comprehensive plan amendments, development agreements, utility and roadway agreements, public-private partnerships, alcoholic beverage zoning and licensing, and Developments of Regional Impact), real estate (including transactions, leases, licenses, conservation easements, easements and restrictions), federal, state and local permitting, governmental matters, administrative matters, and eminent domain and property rights.

Title Agent

  • Title insurance agent of Old Republic Title Insurance Company and a member of Attorneys Title Insurance Fund Trust

Education

  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, J.D. (1985)
  • Harvard University, A.B., magna cum laude (1981)

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • City, County and Local Government Section
    • Administrative Law Section

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Land Use and Environmental Law Section
      • Chair: 2016-2017
      • Co-Chair: 2014-15
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
    • Eminent Domain Section
    • Pro-Bono Committee 2016-2017

Community Activities and Business Organizations

  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Member
    • Speaker, Environmental Permitting and School on Development Agreements and Consistency Challenges (2008-2011)
    • Short Course, Growth Management and DRI Law (1999-2007)
    • Speaker, Strategizing, Handling and Defending Clients’ Interest at Local Quasi-Judicial Proceedings, 2016-1017

  • American Land Title Association, Real Estate Attorney Member
  • Westshore Alliance, Member
  • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Real Estate Investment Council, Member
  • Bay Area Real Estate Council, Member
  • Harvard Club of the West Coast of Florida, Member
  • Harvard Varsity Club, Member
  • City of Tampa Barrio Latino Commission
    • Chairman (2000-2001)
    • Member (1998-2001)

  • City of Tampa Real Estate Practices Committee (2005)
  • The Tampa Connection (1988)
  • Florida State Fair Champion of Champions Program (Donor, 2004-2012)
  • Bay Area Legal Services (Sustaining Member)
  • Economic Club of Tampa, Member
  • Tampa Bay Builders Association, Associate Member