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Mark Bentley, P.A. - Tampa, FL

Tampa Land Use & Zoning Law Firm
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Updated 9/26/2013
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One Tampa City Center
Suite 1650
201 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5167

  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Offers Free Initial Consultation

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Mark Bentley, P.A. Law Firm Overview

Mark Bentley, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, is an experienced law firm representing both private citizens and governmental clients in matters of land use, eminent domain, zoning and planning, governmental law and property rights protection.

More specifically, our services include representation, counsel and litigation in matters concerning:

  • Land use: Annexations, alcoholic beverage zoning and licensing; concurrency and transportation; special use, special exception and conditional use permits; variances to zoning; Florida Growth Management Act issues; Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) issues; developer orders; historic preservation; environmental law issues, inter-local and development agreements; land development codes; land use litigation; platting and subdivision law; redevelopment; site plans; state and local comprehensive planning
  • Eminent domain: Pursuit of maximum compensation for landowning clients in eminent domain disputes with government agencies attempting to acquire land for public utilities, highways, schools, gas pipelines and parks.
  • Zoning and planning matters: Zoning code enforcement, as well as disputes involving acceptable property use in areas zoned for agricultural, commercial, residential or industrial use, among other designations. Our firm has substantial experience in the rezoning process having represented property owners in hundreds of rezoning around Florida.
  • Governmental law: Government regulatory analysis, government lobbying and government contracts
  • Property rights issues: Due diligence analysis for real property transactions, vested rights determinations, inverse condemnations, and other matters related to property rights.

An Experienced Florida Attorney For Land Use Law

Mark Bentley has practiced law since 1987, and has established a solid record of providing innovative solutions for his clients. He is board certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in city, county, and local government law. He is also one of few Florida lawyers who are also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is an adjunct professor teaching land use law for the University of South Florida master's degree program in urban and regional planning. He also serves as a special master involving disputed land use cases under Florida's Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act. Mr. Bentley is also a frequent speaker at various seminars and events locally and nationally.

Knowledge Plus Communication Equal Client Success

Mark Bentley, P.A., values its clients, and demonstrates that value through effective communication. If you retain our law firm, you meet face-to-face with our lawyer and be kept informed of legal developments as they occur. Although our attorney has amassed considerable expertise in Florida land use law, he does not hesitate to retain top experts to help clients achieve the result they seek. He will ensure your matter is in good hands from the moment you contact him until your land use and zoning issues are resolved.

Our law firm offers a free initial consultation to each prospective client and accepts payment by credit card. For more information, contact us in Tampa, Florida.

Practice Areas

  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Governmental Law
  • Planning Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Protection of Property Rights
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Developments of Regional Impact (DRI's)
  • Alcoholic Beverage Zoning / Licensing
  • Zoning Compliance / Code Enforcement
  • Real Property Transaction Due Diligence Analysis
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Administrative Law and Litigation
  • Outdoor Advertising
  • Historic Preservation
  • Noise Regulation
  • Impact Fees / Concurrency Requirements
  • Vested Rights Determinations
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Government Regulatory Analysis
  • Government Lobbying / Contracts
  • Professional Licensing
Mark Bentley, P.A. Attorneys

Mark Bentley, P.A. Attorneys

Bentley, Mark S.
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One Tampa City Center
Suite 1650
201 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602-5167




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Accepts Credit Cards



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Eminent Domain
Eminent domain is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizen's private property, or rights in private property, without the owner's consent.

Land Use
Land use law involves regulatory issues pertaining to or limiting the development of real property, such as comprehensive plans, zoning regulations, land development codes, and other similar restrictions.

The primary purpose of zoning is to segregate uses that are thought to be incompatible. In practice, zoning is used to prevent new development from interfering with existing residents or businesses and to preserve the “character” of a community.

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