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Hal H. Kantor



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Recognized as one of the “Must-Know Contacts” by Florida Trend, Hal Kantor has long been a leader in the firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Environmental and Real Estate Groups. He has been advising local, national and international clients in the areas of land use approvals, real estate transactions and finance since 1972.

Specifically, Hal concentrates on land use, zoning and environmental, developments of regional impact, land use and property rights litigation, administrative law, real estate transactions, development and finance, environmental law, hotel and resort development, golf course redevelopment, and timeshare services. He has represented private and public sector clients for a wide array of land use approvals throughout Central Florida, including serving as lead counsel on more than 50 developments of regional impact.

Hal has also served as special counsel for several municipalities including lead counsel on such projects as the Orlando Downtown DRI and the Orlando Arena DRI.

He devotes much of his personal time to arts and cultural organizations, having served as Chairman of the Board for WMFE/90.7 Public Broadcasting, the Orlando Museum of Art, and United Arts. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Tree of Life Award, among others.

Chambers USA (2019)* reports that Hal draws recognition and praise from other practitioners for his Orlando-based land use practice. Focusing his work on the environmental and zoning issues facing developers, his clients include both public and private interests.

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  • United Arts of Central Florida, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, former Chairman
  • University of Florida College of Law, Board of Trustees
  • Orlando Museum of Art, Board of Trustees, former Chairman


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2011, 2014 Orlando Administrative and Regulatory Law and Government Relations Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America
  • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2019 Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in the "Honors Edition" of Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
  • Selection for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers 2006-2008, 2011-2020
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2005-2022
  • 2016 Orlando Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • "The Best of the Bar", Orlando Business Journal
  • Named "Leading Lawyer" by Who's Who Legal
  • Member of Florida Trend's Legal Elite Hall of Fame
  • Recognized as "Florida Legal Elite", 2011-2017 and 2019-2020 by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers 2010-2019
  • Recognized as one of "Orlando's Most Powerful People" by Orlando Magazine
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • Recipient of the Jewish National Fund's Tree of Life Award
  • "Florida's Top Lawyers", Florida Monthly Magazine
  • Listed in Legal 500 US
  • Florida Trend’s 500 “Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders”, 2020-2021
  • Recognized as one of the "Must-Know Contacts" in Orlando/Orange County by Florida Trend Magazine

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar


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