An attorney with over 45 years of experience, Nick Pope’s practice includes hotel and resort development, master planned communities, land use, zoning and environmental, developments of regional impact, real estate transactions, developments and finance, including finance of major infrastructure projects, and negotiations of sophisticated business matters. He is the firm’s Managing Partner Emeritus.

Chambers USA (2015)* reports that Nick’s practice covers both the transactional and zoning aspects of real estate work.

*We make no guarantees or promises that the reader will realize the same or similar results

News & Insights



  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Environmental Law, 2006-2024; Land Use and Zoning Law, 2007-2024; Leisure and Hospitality Law, 2022-2024; Real Estate Law, 2005-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Florida's Leading Lawyers
  • Florida's Top Lawyers, Florida Monthly Magazine
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2005-2015
  • Legal 500 US
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2012, 2014 

Community & Civic

Community Activities

  • Winter Park Tennis Center
  • Duke Club of Central Florida, past President
  • Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
  • Duke University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Director, 2002-2006
  • Leadership Orlando, Alumnus
  • Leadership Central Florida, Alumnus
  • Osceola Education Foundation
  • Osceola Liaison Committee, EDC
  • Kissimmee | Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors/Trustee
  • Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Board of Directors

Professional Certifications & Memberships

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


  • Florida


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, with honors, 1976
  • Duke University, 1970


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