Land Use and Local Government Law and Litigation

The Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A.  provides legal services to private and public entities involved in complex land use disputes.  Hiring an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.  Before you decide, ask and I will provide free information about my experience and qualifications. 

October 8, 2015:  Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln proud sponsor of upcoming Sunshine Law Training in Sarasota on October 28th


A public information session sponsored by the State and Local Government Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association, Chaired by Robert K. Lincoln

Do you currently work for a state or local government, serve on a government board or advisory board, or represent those who do?  Do you want to hear the latest news, trends and hot topics about open meetings and public records?  Most important, do you want practical tips on how to spot issues and avoid violating Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws?  Join us to learn the latest and greatest on what’s new in this complex area and how to stay off the hot seat.

On Wednesday, October 28, Attorney Pat Gleason, special counsel for open government for Attorney General Pam Bondi, will briefly take you back to the basics and then present you with the latest information on trends and hot topics in public records and open meetings laws.  You will learn how to apply public records exemptions, how to address the risks of officials attending meetings, gain current guidance on issues related to campaigns and elections, and how to spot when you need to call your attorney for advice.  You will hear how the laws apply in this current fast paced world of technology, including communications by private e-mail, text message and other forms of social media.  Bring your questions and get the answers you need.

The workshop will be held at The Francis, 1289 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL beginning at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast, followed by the program from 9 – 11 am.  The cost is $35 per person. Advanced registration is required, and reservations can be made by visiting 

This session is made possible by the support of the following law firms:  Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A. and Persson & Cohen, P.A. 

For more information, contact Jan Jung, Executive Director at  

August 17, 2015: Mr. Lincoln named to the Best Lawyers in America for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, and Land Use and Zoning Law

Robert K. Lincoln has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, and Land Use and Zoning Law.  

Best Lawyers' lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on Best Lawyers lists.

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as a reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.


August 10, 2015:  Board's 6-0 vote allows Nokomo's Sunset Hut to reopen.



July 2015:  Robert K. Lincoln honored as Florida Legal Elite Attorney in Land Use Law.

Robert K. Lincoln has been selected by Florida Trend magazine as a 2015 Florida Legal Elite attorney in the practice areas of Environmental and Land Use Law.  Now in its 12th year, Florida Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers. For 2015, Mr. Lincoln is the only attorney selected for this honor from the Sarasota and Bradenton regions in the Environmental and Land Use practice areas.

Legal Elite attorneys exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and have garnered the respect and esteem of their colleagues.  Lawyers across the state were asked to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others.  Ballots were independently processed and a panel further examined the top vote-getters.  The final attorneys selected represent fewer than 2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.  For 2015, only 26 attorneys have been honored as Legal Elite attorneys in the Environmental and Land Use Law practice areas.  

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