Panama City
221 McKenzie Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Panama City Beach
16215 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
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195 Grand Blvd, Suite 101
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Government, Environment and Land Use

Helping you maintain compliance

Burke Blue has extensive experience representing public and private sector clients in all aspects of local government law.  For over 40 years, we have provided legal counsel to counties, municipalities, community development districts, special districts, tourist development councils and private sector clients including Bay County Supervisor of Elections, Lake Powell Residential Golf Community Development District and Panama City Housing Authority.  Burke Blue attorneys have also served as the County Attorney for Bay County Board of County Commissioners and Walton County Board of County Commissioners.  We have advised these clients on matters such as bond issues, regulatory compliance, land use, planning, zoning, comprehensive plans, legislation, rule making, litigation, and risk management.

In 2008, Burke Blue attorneys were asked by the Town of Cedar Grove to advise its town commission on the process of dissolving the town.  The law regarding the dissolution of a municipality was sparse and had never in the history of the State of Florida ever been voluntarily undertaken by municipality.  Despite the challenges Burke Blue guided the town through the process.  After the citizens voted to dissolve the town, Burke Blue assisted in the smooth transition of the town assets to Bay County government.

Our extensive experience representing public sector clients give us great insight when representing private sector clients before federal, state and local agencies.  Whether you are filing or challenging a comprehensive plan or zoning change, seeking approval of your land development project, need assistance with an environmental permit, need assistance securing immigration approval or just find yourself or your company facing the jigsaw puzzle of government regulation, then let the government law attorneys at Burke Blue put our expertise to work for you.

40 years of providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals throughout northwest Florida

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.  Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience or contact us online or by phone at 850-769-1414 for Panama City; 850-236-4444 for Panama City Beach; or 850-267-9498 for Sandestin.

Burke Blue Hutchinson Walters & Smith, P.A. is located in Panama City, Panama City Beach and Sandestin, FL and serves clients in and around Panama City, Panama City Beach, Bay Point, Lynn Haven, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, Sandestin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bay County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Santa Rosa County, Escambia County, Gulf County, Franklin County, Washington County.

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Burke Blue Hutchinson Walters & Smith, P.A.
221 McKenzie Avenue
Panama City, FL, 32401 USA