Practice Areas

  • Anne Pollack is a trusted and accomplished Florida attorney who understands the nuances of Florida real estate law, land use law, government regulations and the complexities of the state’s zoning and permitting processes. Over the past 20 years she has leveraged her knowledge to become a recognized expert in acquiring development approvals and entitlements for real estate projects of all types and sizes across Florida, and in representing both private and governmental clients in connection with the sale, acquisition and development of real estate.

    Anne has resided in the Tampa Bay area since moving from the San Francisco area in 2003, where she earned her law degree and gained her initial experience in municipal law, representing local governments and public agencies as their public attorney. She represents clients before state, regional and local boards and agencies on various land development approvals, including rezonings, land use plan amendments, development agreements, requests for proposal, special and conditional use approvals, variances, vacations, alcohol sales approvals, site plan approvals and permitting, subdivisions, and historic certificate of appropriateness approvals. Anne also advises clients on transportation mitigation, concurrency, impact and mobility fee matters, permitting, code enforcement, procurement issues, brownfield redevelopment, Developments of Regional Impact, and the effects of legislation on development.

    Anne’s practice areas also include consultation on sustainability, resiliency, and corporate social responsibility – reflecting the firm’s expanded commitment to serving businesses with holistic legal advice as they launch and thrive.

    Anne’s sense of community and service has defined her throughout her career as much as her accomplishments in the legal world. She is a vital contributor to the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay community and is a fixture in multiple industry, bar, and community-based organizations.

Representative Experience

    • Represent clients in conducting land use due diligence associated with acquisition of land for industrial, office, commercial and residential development
    • Represent clients in drafting and negotiating agreements in connection with major real property transactions and development projects
    • Represent clients in drafting and negotiating lease agreements
    • Represent clients before state, regional and local boards and agencies on various land development approvals, including re-zonings, land use plan amendments, special and conditional use approvals, variances, vacations, alcohol sales approvals, site plan approvals and permitting, subdivisions and historic certificate of appropriateness approvals
    • Advise clients on transportation mitigation, concurrency, impact and mobility fee matters, permitting, code enforcement, procurement issues, brownfield redevelopment and the effects of legislation on development
    • Represent clients with regulatory and compliance needs related to sustainability and carbon offsetting
    • Advise clients on business and disaster continuity planning
    • Works with clients to meet sustainable development requirements
    • Represent both public and private clients on brownfield redevelopment
    • Represent clients in Development of Regional Impact matters

Recognition and Awards

    • Florida Super Lawyer, 2019-present; Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2009 to 2015
    • Florida Trend Magazine, Legal Elite, 2013-Present
    • Best Lawyers, 2019
    • CREW Tampa Bay MVP Excellence Award, 2018
    • CREW Tampa Bay Member of the Year, 2016
    • Florida Trend Magazine, Legal Elite, 2013-Present

Volunteer Experience and Professional Memberships

    • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Tampa Bay (Board Member 2011-present; Past President, 2018; President, 2017; President-Elect, 2016; National Delegate, 2015; Secretary, 2011-2015; Chair of Executive Council 2019-present)
    • The Florida Bar
      • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (Technology Liaison, Real Property Problems Study Committee, 2018; Chair, Development and Green Building Committee, 2011-2014; Executive Council At Large Member 2015-Present)
      • Environmental and Land Use Law Section
      • City, County and Local Government Law Section
      • Business Law Section
    • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
      • Public Policy Council Chair, 2020
      • Executive Committee 2020
      • Board of Governors 2020
      • Sustainability Committee Chair, 2019-2020
    • Tampa Chamber of Commerce (Policy Advisory Committee Member)
    • Real Estate Investment Council (REIC) (Board Member 2019-Present)
    • St. Petersburg Bar Association
      • Government Law Group
      • Real Property Group
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
      • Environmental and Land Use Law Section (Co-Chair, 2012-2015)
      • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Creative Clay (Board Member 2018-present)
    • USF Foundation-Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (2015-present)
    • John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, VIP Auction Committee (2016-present)
    • Feather Sound Community Services District (Board Member, 2017-present)

Publications

    • “Brownfields in Florida: A Valuable Tool for Solving Environmental Issues,” ActionLine (A Publication of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section), Vol. XXXIII, No.2 (Winter 2012)
    • “Amendment 4 – Chaos, Job Loss ActionLine, Vol. XXXII, No.1 (Fall 2010)
    • “Senate Bill 360 (The Community Renewal Act): Creating Major Changes and Major Questions,” ActionLine (A Publication of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section), Vol. XXXI, No.2 (Winter 2009)
    • “Restoration Hardware wants to pair shopping with a glass of vino,” Tampa Tribune June 26, 2015

Presentations

    • “Developing Informal Strategies for Small Businesses”, University of South Florida iCAR Phase V Conference: “Reports from the Frontier III – Pathways to Change: Policy and Action for Resilience”, October 2019
    • “Land Use Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions,” Pinellas Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida, June 2019
    • “Not for Their Eyes Only- Land Use Due Diligence,” Paralegal Association of Florida, 2017 Spring Seminar, May 2017
    • “Quasi Judicial Processes” and “Flood Zone Regulation Update,” Hillsborough County Bar Association Second Annual Environmental and Land Use Law Conference, May 2019
    • “Brownfields Redevelopment: Powerful Incentives for Local governments and Real Estate Interests,” Webinar Jointly Presented by the Florida Bar Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section and the City, County and Local Government Law Section, June 2012
    • “2011 Legislative Update,” Florida Redevelopment Association, Tampa Bay Regional Meeting, June 2011
    • “Amendment 4 and the Experiences of St. Pete Beach,” Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Annual Conference, May 2010
    • “Get to Know Amendment 4,” Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Tampa Bay, May 2010
    • “Governmental Regulations and The Changing Real Estate Market,” Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Annual Conference, May 2009
    • “A Practical Guide to Environmental and Land Use Due Diligence in Land Transactions,” Florida Chamber of Commerce Permitting Short Course, February 2008
    • “Environmental and Land Use Due Diligence in Land Transactions,” Florida Chamber of Commerce Environmental Permitting Summer School, July 2007, 2008
    • “Hidden Problems in Land Use Due Diligence,” Hillsborough County Bar Association, Real Property Development Issues CLE, February 2007