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Barbara A. Hall concentrates her practice in the area of land use and environmental law. She has more than 30 years of experience in development law first representing local governments as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Delray Beach and later as the Supervising Attorney for Land Use in the Broward County Attorney’s Office, and then representing private property owners and developers. Barbara has wide-ranging experience in comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, zoning, site plan approvals, platting, environmental permitting, variances, due diligence review, land use support for real estate transactions and in land use litigation Barbara has represented developers of single family and multi residential projects, large shopping centers, big box retailers, industrial and office developments, corporate headquarters and, institutional uses.


  • Zoning
  • Site plan approvals
  • Development agreements
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Developments of regional impact
  • Platting
  • Environmental permitting
  • Variances and waivers
  • Due diligence review
  • Land use support for real estate transactions
  • Land use litigation
  • Governmental affairs
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Code enforcement matters



  • Redevelopment of the Motorola Site in Plantation, Florida
  • Development of a corporate headquarters in North Palm Beach County
  • Development of A hospice facility in south Palm Beach County
  • Redevelopment of Boca Resort and Club beachfront (includes upgraded hotel, facilities and new residential condominiums)
  • Village at Marbella in Coconut Creek (mixed use project with 297,500 square feet of retail and office space; 15-room hotel; and 764 residential units)
  • Rezoning and land use changes for Pratt & Whitney Facilities in Palm Beach County
  • Redevelopment of Cross Country Shopping Center in Palm Beach County
  • Redevelopment of Port Royale in Fort Lauderdale to add 379 high rise units
  • Redevelopment of a building for a corporate learning center in the City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Development of a Waterfront Condominium on Hendricks Isle  in Fort Lauderdale
  • Silver Falls in Miramar (residential development of 946 homes)
  • Redevelopment of Golf Course in the City of Weston for 125 luxury single family homes
  • Redevelopment of University Plaza for Lowe's Home Centers
  • Westfork DRI (1.029-million-square feet of commercial)
  • Hollywood Harbor DRI (Marina, Industrial, Office)
  • New River Center FQD in Fort Lauderdale (Sun Sentinel Headquarters)
  • Windmill Estates in Weston (210-acre residential development)
  • As Supervising Land Use Attorney for Broward County: served as Legal advisor to the Broward County Commission on Land Use Matters and to the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Code Enforcement Board and the Zoning Board; drafted land use regulations; represented Broward County in land use litigation.
  • Litigated the defense of Broward County's Comprehensive Plan in administrative proceedings brought by two citizens' groups.
  • Represented Broward County in litigation including Eminent Domain Jury Trials and before the Florida Supreme Court.
  • Litigated land use cases on behalf of Broward County.
  • Represented a number of Developers in administrative challenges to the Comprehensive Plan Amendments.
  • Represented Developers in Circuit Court challenges to land use approvals.
  • Supervising Attorney, Land Use Division, Broward County Attorney's Office, 1985-1990
  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Delray Beach, 1983-1985

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law; Government Relations Practice, 2007-2024; Land Use and Zoning Law, 2022-2024
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Environmental Law, Fort Lauderdale, 2016 and 2022
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Government Relations Practice, Fort Lauderdale, 2019 and 2021
  • Selected, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, "Top Lawyers," 2020-2022
    • Land Use and Zoning Law, 2021-2022
    • Environmental Law, 2020
    • Government Relations Practice, 2020
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Environmental Practice Group of the Year," 2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Hospitality Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2016
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®,"Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2013, 2015, and 2022
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2014
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Fordham University, 1968
  • Florida