Robert B. Lochrie III, Esq.
Partner
Direct Telephone: 954-779-1101
Email: rlochrie@lochrielaw.com
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Mr. Lochrie practices land use and zoning law and government relations. A significant portion of Mr. Lochrie's practice focuses on urban redevelopment. Because of his substantial experience and knowledge in this area, Mr. Lochrie is able to repeatedly guide clients through the myriad of legal and practical issues associated with demanding urban development initiatives and manage the projects through all aspects of the government entitlement process. Numerous large and complex redevelopment projects involve coordination of various design professionals, creating approval strategies and working with elected officials, municipalities, and various community associations.

Mr. Lochrie also routinely handles comprehensive plan amendments, rezoning, platting, and environmental permitting. He assists clients in defending their property rights in the face of contrary governmental regulations and he works with local jurisdictions to create more reasonable regulations.

In addition to traditional land use permitting issues, Mr. Lochrie has successfully assisted developers in obtaining contract awards from local governments through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Mr. Lochrie's clients have been awarded long-term leases and have secured properties from local governments in order to develop new projects on a consistent basis.

A number of Mr. Lochrie's clients have also been assisted in effectively securing Tax Increment Financing ("TIF"). TIF has been helpful in encouraging growth within blighted areas by partnering with Community Redevelopment Agencies to provide financial assistance to developers.

Education:

  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1993,
    -Florida Law Review, Senior Managing Editor
  • B.A., Boston College, 1990
    -Political Science Honors Program
    -Queen Mary College, University of London

Recognition:

  • Rated AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating
  • Best Lawyers® in America, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Best Lawyers® - Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report
  • “Top Lawyer”, South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2011 Ultimate CEO Award, South Florida Business Journal
  • “50 Most Powerful People in Broward”, Gold Coast Magazine
  • “20 on the Fastrack”, Fastrack Magazine-Inside South Florida Business

Community Involvement:

  • Broward County Performing Arts Center Foundation, President
  • Museum of Discover and Science, Board Member
  • Orange Bowl Committee, Member, Athletic Chair
  • Broward Workshop, Executive Committee Member
  • Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean, Advisory Board Member
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School/Bienes Center, Board Member
  • Fort Lauderdale Chamber Downtown Council, Former Chair
  • Broward County YMCA, Former Chair and Past President
  • Florida House on Capital Hill, Trustee
  • Jack and Jill Children’s Center, Past President
  • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, Former Executive Officer
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida, Former Executive Officer
  • Leadership Broward, Alumni

Memberships:

  • The Florida Bar
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Broward League of Cities
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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