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Overview

Our experience with Vin Marchetti has been exceptional. His strengths lie in his strong relationships with the local municipalities.

- Chambers USA 2018

Vin Marchetti focuses his practice on land use, zoning, permitting, land use litigation, governmental affairs, and economic development projects.

Mr. Marchetti is certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in City, County, and Local Government Law, and he has advised numerous boards and authorities within local government on these issues. He also has extensive experience representing clients in residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use projects, including shopping centers, office buildings, planned unit developments, hotels, and public facilities in the Tampa Bay region and the State of Florida. He has also worked on many economic development projects as well as Public-Private Partnerships.  He is experienced in land use litigation matters as well as mediation.

Mr. Marchetti is a former senior assistant county attorney for Hillsborough County, Florida. In this capacity, he represented Hillsborough County in all aspects of real estate and land development law, including comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, development agreements, rezonings, and vested rights.

Mr. Marchetti is also experienced in sports law matters, and has worked on matters involving both a Major League Baseball spring training facility and a community stadium used by an NFL team. He is past Chairman of the Tampa Sports Authority and currently sits on the Authority's Board of Directors.

Representative Experience

  • Represented BTI, one of Florida’s leading real estate investors, land owners, developers and asset management firms, in land use and environmental issues related to the development of Westshore Marina District (formally New Port Tampa Bay). This is the second largest new development project in Tampa Bay today. Construction crews recently broke ground on this $600 million large-scale project and predict that it will be finished by 2020. It will rest on 55 acres of the Tampa Bay waterfront and will include 200+ marina slips, a hotel, retail shops, boat-up restaurants, a public esplanade connected to a 1.4-mile public park and 1,250 apartments and condos.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Tampa Sports Authority, Chairman, 2016-2017
  • Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Executive Committee
  • The Florida Bar - Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Member
  • Tampa Bay Builders Association, Member
  • Real Estate Investment Council, Inc., Member
  • Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors, Member

Recognition

  • Chambers USA, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, 2013-2019
  • Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, 2016
  • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 5.0 out of 5

Publications & Presentations

Publications, Recent News Updates: New Bipartisan Federal Law Presents Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships
Stearns Weaver Miller New Update|November 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: Update: IRS Provides Guidance for Big Capital Gains Break
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|October 2018

Publications, Recent News Updates: How Are Your Permits Affected by Hurricane Irma?
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|September 2017

Events: Land Use in the U.S.
National Italian American Bar Association|September 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: What's Developing | Spring 2017
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|May 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: Opportunities to Reduce Mobility Fees and Monetize Impact Fee Credits as Hillsborough County's Mobility Fee Takes Effect
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|January 2017

Publications, Recent News Updates: Executive Orders Present Opportunities to Extend the Duration of Qualified Development Permits Across Florida
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|October 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Golf Course Redevelopment Team Update: National and Florida Trends and Recent Local Government Regulatory Responses
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Executive Orders Present Opportunities to Extend Development Permits in 36 Florida Counties
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Hillsborough County's Mobility Fee Ordinance Likely To Affect Existing, Ongoing, And Future Projects
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Hillsborough County Releases Draft Mobility Fee Ordinance Ahead of March 24 Commissioner Workshop
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|March 2016

Publications, Recent News Updates: Hillsborough County's Mobility Fee Proposal to Affect Ongoing Projects and Development Agreements
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|December 2015

Publications, Recent News Updates: New Mobility Fees on the Horizon in Hillsborough County
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|November 2015

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