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Jonathan P. Huels

Shareholder & Co-Chair, Land Use, Zoning & Environmental Group


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Jonathan Huels has a broad background in environmental law, land use and zoning. He works with local governments and other federal and state regulatory authorities to address the needs of his clients related to environmental permitting and compliance, brownfields, petroleum and hazardous waste assessment and remediation, zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI's), golf course and other types of property redevelopment, due diligence, and property rights. 

A member and past chairman of the City of Orlando's Municipal Planning Board, Jonathan is also a past member and chairman of the Orange County Environmental Protection Commission. In addition, Jonathan previously served on the Executive Council of the Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar from 2014-2020. He is an active member of the Coastal Conservation Association.

Huels holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in environmental science from the University of Florida and the University of Idaho. He received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Prior to attending law school, Jonathan worked as a research scientist with the South Florida Water Management District.

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  • City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board, Member and Past Chair (2017-Present)
  • Orange County Environmental Protection Commission, Past Member and Past Chair (2015-2020)
  • Coastal Conservation Association


  • Recognized as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers, 2018-2020
  • Recognized as a "Florida Rising Star" 2012-2017 by Florida Super Lawyers
  • Recognized as "Florida's Legal Elite," 2017 by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Order of the Coif
  • Florida Law Review
  • Book Awards in Environmental Law, Environmental Dispute Resolution, and Agricultural Law

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar, Past Executive Council Member (2014-2020)
  • Central Florida Association of Environmental Professionals


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