Jonathan Huels has a broad background in environmental law, land use and zoning, and litigation. He works with local governments and other regulatory authorities to address the needs of his clients related to environmental permitting and compliance, zoning, comprehensive plans, concurrency, administrative law, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI’s), golf course and other types of property redevelopment, due diligence, and property rights.
Jonathan previously worked in the Commercial Litigation group, focusing on complex business and real estate litigation. Huels serves on the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center Board of Directors and is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Executive Council of the Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar, Orange County Environmental Protection Commission and the Central Florida Association of Environmental Professionals.
Huels holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in environmental science from the University of Florida and the University of Idaho. Huels has received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Prior to attending law school, Huels worked as a research scientist with the South Florida Water Management District.
- Recognized as a “Florida Super Lawyer” by Florida Super Lawyers, 2018
- Recognized as a “Florida Rising Star” 2012-2017 by Florida Super Lawyers
- Recognized as “Florida’s Legal Elite,” 2017 by Florida Trend Magazine
- Order of the Coif
- Florida Law Review
- Book Awards in Environmental Law, Environmental Dispute Resolution, and Agricultural Law
- Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Education Center, Board of Directors
- Coastal Conservation Association
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar, Executive Council
- Orange County Environmental Protection Commission, Chairman
- Central Florida Association of Environmental Professionals
- City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board