Representation by Lombardo resulted in a successful dismissal of the appeal.
NAPLES, Fla. (March 23, 2023)—Southwest Florida law firm prevailed in the published appeal, Delasol v. Vojtiskova, Case No. 1D22-1532 (1st DCA 2022) with attorney Zachary W. Lombardo of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A., Naples, for Appellee Lenka Vojtiskova.
The decision clarifies finality in administrative orders and holds that when conditional language is used in an administrative order, even when the order states it is final agency action, it is not a final order. Representation by Lombardo resulted in the appeal being dismissed. The decision is important to clarify the appellate remedies available to those challenging final agency action, such as those challenging the issuance or denial of environmental permits. Further, it is important to protect the interests of those receiving favorable final agency action, such as issued environmental permits.
Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. (www.wpl-legal.com) is known as the first established law firm on Marco Island and is regarded as one of the top firms in Southwest Florida, with professionals who have decades of experience in multiple legal issues, including Environmental Law. Partner Anthony P. Pires, Jr. speaks about this accomplishment:
“This decision was significant because environmental permitting is often just the first step in a larger process, and finality in that step is critical for the investment-backed expectations of all involved. We are proud of Zach (Lombardo) for his efforts on behalf of our client to resolve this matter in our client’s favor.”
Lombardo is an associate attorney at Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. focusing on his local government law, land use, zoning, business law, contract drafting, and litigation practice in the Southwest Florida community. He has represented and guided clients in land use and local government matters, including advocating for as well as objecting to comprehensive plan amendments, re-zonings, variances, conditional uses, and non-conforming uses, 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.
Additionally, Lombardo has successfully represented, and guided clients in environmental concerns and issues involving state lands, including environmental resource permits and sovereign lands leases before state agencies and in litigation. He also serves as board counsel to the City of Everglades City Planning and Zoning Committee and represents the firm’s various municipal and special district clients.
About Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.
For over 50 years, Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P. A. has assisted individuals, families, businesses, associations, local governments, and municipalities with an array of legal services including, Litigation, Personal Injury, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Business Law, Family Law, Community Association Law, Land Use & Zoning, Environmental Law, and Local Government Law. With twelve attorneys, the firm is in two locations in Southwest Florida, in Naples and Marco Island, having served clients since 1971 when attorney Arthur V. Woodward founded the first law firm on Marco Island. To learn more about WPL, call 239-649-6555 or visit www.wpl-legal.com.
Zachary W. Lombardo, Esq.