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Hal H. Kantor



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Recognized as one of the “Must-Know Contacts” by Florida Trend, Hal Kantor has long been a leader in the firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Environmental and Real Estate Groups. He has been advising local, national and international clients in the areas of land use approvals, real estate transactions and finance since 1972.

Specifically, Hal concentrates on land use, zoning and environmental, developments of regional impact, land use and property rights litigation, administrative law, real estate transactions, development and finance, environmental law, hotel and resort development, golf course redevelopment, and timeshare services. He has represented private and public sector clients for a wide array of land use approvals throughout Central Florida, including serving as lead counsel on more than 50 developments of regional impact.

Hal has also served as special counsel for several municipalities including lead counsel on such projects as the Orlando Downtown DRI and the Orlando Arena DRI.

He devotes much of his personal time to arts and cultural organizations, having served as chairman of the board for WMFE/90.7 Public Broadcasting, the Orlando Museum of Art, and United Arts. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Tree of Life Award, among others.

"Hal Kantor has a longstanding reputation in the Florida market. He draws on his vast experience to counsel clients on land use, zoning and environmental matters. 'Hal Kantor is THE zoning and land use lawyer in Orlando.'" - Chambers USA 2022*

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  • United Arts of Central Florida, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, former Chairman
  • University of Florida College of Law, Board of Trustees
  • Orlando Museum of Art, Board of Trustees, former Chairman


  • Florida Trend’s 500 “Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders”, 2020-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America, Orlando Administrative and Regulatory Law and Government Relations Lawyer of the Year, 2011, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Orlando Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year, 2016, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2008, 2011-2020
  • The Best of the Bar, Orlando Business Journal
  • Leading Lawyer, Who's Who Legal
  • Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Florida Trend
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2011-2017, 2019-2020 
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2010-2019
  • Orlando's Most Powerful People, Orlando Magazine
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • Jewish National Fund's Tree of Life Award
  • Florida's Top Lawyers, Florida Monthly Magazine
  • The Legal 500 US
  • Must-Know Contacts in Orlando/Orange County, Florida Trend 
  • Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, Honors Edition

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar


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