Ms. Durden has substantial experience in land use, environmental and administrative law. She represents public and private clients in matters related to land development, community redevelopment, sustainability, transportation, zoning, comprehensive planning, port plans, water supply, campus master plans, developments of regional impact, real estate transactions, vested rights and concurrency, historic preservation, hazardous materials, brownfields, contamination and remedial actions, solid waste and air quality regulation. Ms. Durden also has significant experience in transactional due diligence, administrative and land use litigation and local and state government rulemaking and legislation. She is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, and Real Estate Litigation.

Her background includes holding various positions as a City Planner in Florida and California, as well as Assistant General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville. She is a former President of the Florida Planning & Zoning Association (Northeast Chapter) and former Chair of the Jacksonville Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section.  Ms. Durden currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Redevelopment Association and on the Management Committee for the Urban Land Institute North Florida District Council. Economic Development Trust Fund Advisory Committee, appointed by former Mayor John Peyton. Ms. Durden is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law.


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