Zachary (“Zach”) W. Lombardo is an associate attorney at Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. He is a Board Certified Specialist in City, County & Local Government Law by The Florida Bar and is the City Attorney for Everglades City.

Zach’s primary focus is helping public and private clients in a wide variety of land use and local government matters, including strategizing both advocacy for as well as opposition to:

  • comprehensive plan amendments, re-zoning, and planned unit development (PUD) zoning and amendments,
  • conditional uses and comparable use determinations,
  • variances and non-conforming uses,
  • land development code amendments,
  • building code appeals,
  • official interpretations, and
  • right-of-way permits.

He frequently appears before the Marco Island Planning Board, the Marco Island City Council, the Collier County Planning Commission, the Collier County Hearing Examiner, and the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County.

Beyond land use, Zach helps public and private clients navigate various local government and environmental matters such as:

  • public records,
  • property tax appeals,
  • agricultural tax exemptions,
  • bid protests,
  • public contracts,
  • interlocal agreements,
  • floodplain regulations,
  • code enforcement,
  • environmental resource permits,
  • sovereignty land leases, and
  • litigation related to the above.

He is an experienced litigator in state and federal court both at a trial court level and on appeal. In his business matters and contract drafting, Zach focuses on practical solutions.

Active in the community, Zach is a lifelong environmentalist and an Eagle Scout. He is committed to doing what he can to improve the quality of the environment in the Western Everglades. A Southwest Florida native, he enjoys canoeing the waterways of Collier and Lee Counties with his wife and playing the harmonica.

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    • Appellate Decisions
    • Land Use, Zoning, Local Permitting, and State and Local Governmental Relations
    • Municipal Law
    • Public Entities and Special Districts
    • Riparian Rights
    • Code Enforcement
    • Environmental Law
    • Sovereign Lands
    • Appellate Law
    • Civil Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Concerned Citizens and Property Owners
    • Community Development District (CDD) Representation
    • Condominium and HOA Law
    • Contract Disputes; Contract drafting and litigation
    • Entertainment Law
    • Estate Disputes
    • Florida Sunshine Law and Public Records Compliance
    • Insurance Disputes
    • Intellectual Property Law, Copyright and Trademark
    • Property Tax Appeals
    • Board Certified Specialist in City, County and Local Government Law, The Florida Bar, 2023 – present
    • Delasol v. Vojtiskova, Case No. 1D22-1532 (1st DCA 2022), Opinion Noted; February 2023, More
    • Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2015
      • Law Review, Senior Member, 2013 – 2015
      • Moot Court, Editorial Chair, 2012 – 2015
        • 2013 Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition
        • 2015 Kaufman Securities Law Competition
      • Law School Counsel, Chair, 2013 – 2015
      • Student Bar Association
      • Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Honor Society
      • Precision Synchronized Highlighting Squad (A lighthearted marching unit of law students.)
    • Loyola University New Orleans, B.S., Music Industry Studies, magna cum laude, 2012
    • Florida, 2015
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2016
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2016
  • The Florida Bar

    • City, County and Local Government Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Section
    • Florida Bar Business Law Section
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS)
      • Executive Council, 2021-2024; Treatise Committee Vice Chair, 2022-2023
    • Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, Former Member

    Collier County Bar Association

    • Trial Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • President, 2022 – 2023
      • President Elect, 2021 – 2022
      • Treasurer, 2020 – 2021

    Lee County Bar Association

    • Young Lawyers Division (YLD)
      • 2024 YLD Board Chair, Community Service and Pro Bono

    City Attorney, City of Everglades City, October 2023 – present

    • “The Property Line,” The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS), Section Reporter, Vol. XLIIII, No. 4, February, 2024
    • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Government Relations Practice, and Land Use and Zoning Law, 2024
    • Top Lawyer, Government Relations Practice, Naples Illustrated Magazine, 2023
    • “Ones to Watch,” The Best Lawyers in America®, Land Use & Zoning Law, 2023
    • Selected to 2021 – 2024 Florida Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list as a top rated Government Relations attorney in Florida
    • “Ones to Watch,” The Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law, 2022
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 (Superb)
    • Co-Emcee, Crazy Pantz, benefiting Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee, April 17, 2024
    • Emcee, Mulligans and Martinis, The Ann Children’s Fund, February 22, 2024
    • Speaker, Community Meeting on Contracting, Collier County NAACP, River Park Community Center, 2023
    • Co-Emcee, Crazy Pantz, benefitting Pace Center for Girls Collier at Immokalee, 2023
    • Session Chair, Associate Leadership Collier, Class of 2022
    • Graduate, Associate Leadership Collier, Greater Naples Chamber, Class of 2021
    • Board of Directors, Friends of the Fakahatchee, 2021 – 2023
    • Legal Mentor, University of Central Florida, Legal Studies – Professionalism Class

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