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Firm Profile: Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597, United States
Phone: (860) 275-8200
Fax: (860) 275-8299
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Planning for Growth and More Growth

Growth in Florida is expected to continue its upward trend in 2018. According to data from U-Haul, Florida was the country’s No. 2 Growth State for 2017, for the second year in a row…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Right to Rent? Or, more like…. the Right to Apply for a License?

A new state-wide vacation rental law bill proposed in the Florida Senate would require vacation rental owners to apply for and pay a fee for a license in order to operate a vacation rental whether advertised on a website or not,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Tiny Houses Gain Momentum in Florida

We have previously discussed on our blog the tiny house movement and the possibility of this growing trend ameliorating the shortage of affordable housing in the Sunshine State. The second annual Florida Tiny House Festival took…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Repairing Damaged Docks, Piers, and Seawalls After Hurricane Irma

Waterfront properties in the Keys and on both sides of the coast in South Florida were hit hard when Hurricane Irma began its assault on the state on September 10. The devastation included massive damage to the docks,…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Brightline Train Launches This Month in South Florida

The country’s first private high-speed train is set to roll out this month in South Florida. The proposed route will connect Miami to Fort Lauderdale in half an hour, and Miami to West Palm Beach in just one hour…more
 /  Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Florida’s “Vacation Rental” Laws To Be Readdressed in 2018 Legislative Session

Florida’s state legislators have begun filing their initial bill proposals for the 2018 Legislative Session, and it looks like the battle over local government regulation of vacation rentals (a.k.a. “short-term” rentals) will…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Puerto Rican Evacuees Increase Pressure for Affordable Housing in Florida

More than 150,000 people have left Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September and have come to Florida. This surpasses the number of Cubans who fled to Miami in the Mariel boatlift of 1980. Evacuees…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Congress Moving on Re-authorization and Reform of National Flood Insurance Program

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the U.S. House of Representatives voted last Tuesday to approve House Resolution 2874 entitled the “21st Century Flood Reform Act.” The Act must still pass the Senate and be signed by the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance

Facing Increased Beach Erosion, Florida Looks Internationally for Sand

Florida, like other coastal states, faces the continual challenge of how to maintain beaches in the face of increased erosion, exacerbated by sea level rise, severe storm events, and certain coastal developments…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Miami Voters Approve "Sea Level Rise" Bond Initiative

Yesterday, Miami voters approved a $400 million dollar general obligation bond initiative with nearly half of the bond money ($192 million) going toward infrastructure projects to specifically, “Reduce Flooding Risks; Improve…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New Vacation Rental Regulations Coming to Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County recently passed a new ordinance targeting vacation rentals, which would affect hundreds of active short-term rental properties including those listed on the popular websites AirBnB, HomeAway, and VRBO. This…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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