Gary K. Oldehoff

Gary K. Oldehoff

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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Arbitration
  • Constitutional and Civil Rights
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Libel, Slander, and Defamation
  • Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation
  • Environmental Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Zoning and Land Use Law


As an experienced courtroom litigator and appellate advocate, Mr. Oldehoff knows how to assess and value a case, strategize to bring about a favorable settlement, prepare for a trial geared to maximizing the presentation of the client's case, and how to obtain the best possible outcome for the client. Mr. Oldehoff has tried cases lasting from as little as one day to as long as eight weeks. He has handled cases in all of Florida's state and federal courts, in the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, and in the American Arbitration Association. He has argued appeals in each of Florida's District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Having served with three counties at the highest level in local government law, one of which as County Attorney, Mr. Oldehoff has experience with the entire spectrum local government practice. From advising government bodies, to writing ordinances and contracts, to overseeing projects, to writing and lobbying for litigation, Mr. Oldehoff knows how to accomplish the objectives and defend the actions of local governments.

Mr. Oldehoff's Land Use, Environmental, and Zoning Law practice has been at the forefront of the law in Florida. He has advised and represented local governments as well as private property owners. Mr. Oldehoff knows how to obtain the best possible outcome for the client.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1984
  • State University of New York College, Plattsburgh, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1980
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Florida’s Beach Restoration Program Weathers a Storm in the Courts: Stop the Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 84 Fla. B. J. 9, 10 , 2010

Representative Cases

  • Martin County v. Yusem, 690 So. 2d 1288 (Fla. 1997), establishing the law that comprehensive plans and comprehensive plan amendments (even for specific properties) are legislative actions subject to judicial review under a standard that the local government’s decision will not be disturbed if it is fairly debatable.


  • Successfully defended challenges to the Sarasota County 2050 Plan and assisted in the implementation of the plan.
  • Assisted in the negotiation of the Joint Planning Agreement with Sarasota County and the City of Venice that addressed future annexation, capital facilities, levels of service, service boundaries


  • Eminent Domain: What Florida Cities and Counties Need to Understand When Utilizing This Process. Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA), 2019
  • Featured Presentation: A Discussion of the Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida DEP Case and Other Coastal Takings Issues. CLE International Regulatory and Judicial Takings Conference, 2011
  • Growth Management Issues: Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 560 U.S._, 130 . Ct. 2592, 177 L. Ed. 2d 184 (2010). Florida Association of County Attorneys Conference, 2010
  • Opening Keynote Address: The U.S. Supreme Court Decision: Stop the Beach Renourishment v. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Walton County, and the City of Destin. Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association Annual Conference, 2010
  • Beach Renourishment in the Wake of Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 33rd Annual Local Government Law in Florida and Land Use Seminar, 2010
  • Ethics. ALI/ABA Land Use Institute., 2000
  • How Land Use Cases with Roman Numerals Happen: Section 28 Partnership Ltd. v. Martin County. CLE International Land Use Conference., 2000
  • Ethics. ALI/ABA Land Use Institute., 1999
  • Professionalism and Ethics in the Local Land Use Practice. Urban Policy in the Bush Era: What Next for Growth Management., 1999
  • Exposing Private Companies and Government Agencies. 24th Annual Media Law Seminar., 1998
  • Recent Developments in Land Use and Zoning: Legislative or Quasi-Judicial? 20th Annual Local Government Law in Florida Seminar., 1997
  • Document Imaging: A Workshop for Local Governments. Florida Innovation Group. , 1995
  • Ethics. ALI/ABA Land Use Institute. , 1994
  • Challenging Development Orders Under the Florida Growth Management Act. Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Conference., 1993

Consulting With The Firm

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