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S. Brendan Lynch



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A Virginia native originally with aspirations to become a journalist, Brendan Lynch fell in love with Florida and has made it his home since 2005. He represents both commercial and residential property land owners, as well as tenant business owners, in issues of property tax valuation and eminent domain/condemnation.

Brendan assists property owners throughout Florida with their property tax appeals, including assessment reviews, direct negotiations with county property appraisers, appeals to the Value Adjustment Board, and trial and appellate court proceedings. His clients include apartment projects, big box stores, condominiums, commercial strip centers, hotels, residences, student housing, vacant land, and other retail buildings.

With broad experience handling many different types of exemption applications, Brendan often assists clients from the application stage through challenges, to denial of any exemption, through trial and appellate court proceedings. These exemption applications include agricultural, conservation easements, healthcare, homestead, military housing, non-profit, religious, and senior living.

Typically, the eminent domain cases involve a governmental entity (Florida Department of Transportation, county, city, expressway authority, or other state agency) or private utility with condemnation powers seeking to take land from the property owners. Interestingly, Brendan has also represented condemning authorities on special projects – bringing a perspective from both sides of the table.

Brendan’s love for his adopted hometown of Orlando is reflected in his commitment to the community and its cultural diversity. A long-time advocate for the arts and former chair of the United Arts of Central Florida’s Board of Directors, Brendan helped steer the largest Collaborative Campaign in the organization’s history (over $3 million). He has also served in leadership roles for the Adult Literacy League, the Orange County Teen Court, and the Heart of Florida United Way.

Representative Matters

Representative Cases

  • Achieved property tax assessment reduction for internationally-known hotel from $421 million to $259 million, resulting in millions of dollars of savings.
  • Represented a national building contractor in its application for military housing exemptions, resulting in a change in Florida law and a savings of $17 million dollars for the client.

Representative Client Experience

Community Activities

  • United Arts of Central Florida, former Chair, Board of Directors
  • Orange County Teen Court Advisory Board, former President
  • Heart of Florida United Way, Education Cabinet, former Member
  • Adult Literacy League, former President, Board of Directors
  • Legal Aid Society, Guardian ad Litem
  • Central Florida Partnership, Young Professionals Advisory Council, 2009-2011
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 96


  • Awesome Attorneys, Orlando Family Magazine, 2023
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable G. Kendall Sharp, U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Florida, 2005-2007
  • Editor-in-Chief, Federal Circuit Bar Journal, 2004-2005
  • Honors Edition of Who's Who Among Executive and Professionals, 2008-2009
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2017, 2020
  • Legal Elite Up & Comer, Florida Trend, 2009, 2014, 2016
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers, 2012-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2019-2020
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Merit Award

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Committee
  • The Virginia Bar
  • Association of Eminent Domain Professionals (AEDP)
  • International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
  • National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (NAPTA)
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)


Speaking Engagements

  • Navigating the Waters of Mediation; 2022 Institute for Professionals in Taxation Property Tax Symposium, November 6-9, 2022
  • Aircraft Lien Amendment, Tampa Ad Valorem Tax Litigation, New FAA Filing Requirements, and Update on Aviation; 2022 Florida Aviation Business Association West Coast Conference, January 31, 2022
  • Collaboration in Property Tax Appeals & Litigation; 2021 Institute for Professionals in Taxation Property Tax Symposium, November 8, 2021
  • How Recent Court Decisions & COVID-19 Impact Your Commercial Property Taxes; Lowndes, August 5, 2020
  • How Recent Court Decisions & COVID-19 Impact Your Property Taxes; Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, July 21, 2020

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