Andrew J. Hand, LL.M.
Andrew J. Hand focuses his practice on all aspects of business, real estate, local government, and land use law. He is a Board Certified Specialist by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law and presently represents multiple governmental clients as well as a variety of business organizations and individuals. He has represented both large and small scale developers, including a military contractor to whom he provided legal assistance during the development of a one-hundred-fifty million dollar project.
A leader in Florida’s “green” movement, Andrew is skilled in assisting local government and private sector clients who require the assistance of an attorney knowledgeable of legal issues that arise during the course of green and sustainable development projects.
Andrew is also an active participant in legal academia and has served on the University of Florida, Levin College of Law Faculty as an Adjunct Professor of Florida Land Use Law. Currently, he actively assists and provides lectures to the law college’s Conservation Clinic.
Andrew received his law degree (with honors) and an LL.M. in Environmental and Land Use Law from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Phi Delta Phi service fraternity.
Andrew has also earned a Masters of Science Degree in Real Estate as well as a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (with honors) from the University of Florida. While a student, Andrew was a member of Golden Key National Honor Society, the Classics Honor Society, and Society of National Collegiate Scholars.
“Senate Bill 360 Essentials for Real Estate Professionals,” University of Florida Friends and Alumni of Real Estate Quarterly Newsletter, (Fall 2009)
“Funding Available to Central Florida Local Governments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” SS&C, (March 2009)
“Amendment One Need Not Have a Chilling Effect on Local-Government “Green” Building Efforts in Florida,” Quality Cities Magazine, (March/April 2008)
“Local Government Authority to Remove Abandoned and Derelict Vessels,” Waterways and Waterfronts, (January 2007)