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Michael J. Woods - DeLand, FL

231 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720

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Updated: 03/30/2023

DeLand Land Use and Zoning Lawyer

Overview

Mr. Woods graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science. In 2004, he received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Woods earned a book award in Trial Practice and honors for Appellate Advocacy, later becoming a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing as well as Appellate Advocacy. He also served as Justice of the Fletcher Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta...
Mr. Woods graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science. In 2004, he received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Woods earned a book award in Trial Practice and honors for Appellate Advocacy, later becoming a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing as well as Appellate Advocacy. He also served as Justice of the Fletcher Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. During law school, Mr. Woods worked for two years as a clerk for the University of Florida Office of the Vice President and General Counsel.

Mr. Woods joined the firm in 2005 and became a partner in 2011. Mr. Woods focuses his practice on all manner of residential and commercial property development, with a focus on the entitlement process and public/private partnerships related to same. Mr. Woods supervises the application process, addresses neighborhood concerns, and represents his clients at public hearings before multiple local governments.

Within the firm, Mr. Woods has coordinated the summer associate and recruiting program and has served as the chair of the IT Committee. Within the community, Mr. Woods has served in a leadership capacity for many professional and charitable organizations. Presently he serves on the board of directors for Advent Health DeLand and the North Central Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where he is the current Chair. Mr. Woods also volunteers at the national level with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, regularly participating in the annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation March on the Hill, meeting with congressional leadership in Washington D.C., and attending the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Volunteer Leadership Conference, having represented the local chapter on the Leadership Council in 2015.

Mr. Woods holds an AV rating, the highest rating obtainable by an attorney from Martindale-Hubbell, an international database that provides information for lawyer referrals.

About Michael J. Woods

Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning 70%
  • Administrative 10%
  • Environmental Law 5%
  • State, Local, Municipal Law 15%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Central Florida Office (Chair, 2015-2016)
  • Florida Hospital DeLand Board of Directors, 2018
  • City of DeLand Economic Development Committee, Member
  • Volusia Building Industry Association (Board Member, 2015)
  • DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce (President, 2013-2014)
  • Volusia County Bar Association (President, 2014-2015)
  • West Volusia Young Professionals Group (Chair, 2009-2010)
  • The House Next Door Board of Directors (Chair, 2008-2009)
  • Leadership Daytona, Class XXX (2010)
  • Volusia County Association for Responsible Development (VCARD)
  • St. Peter Catholic Church (DeLand)

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2004
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Florida, 2000
    B.A
    Major: Political Science

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Michael J. Woods

Honors

  • 40 Under 40 - Volusia/Flagler Business Report, 2015
  • Corporate Leadership Award - Central Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2014
  • President's Award - DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, 2014
  • Young Business Leader - Volusia/Flagler Business Report, 2010
  • Rising Star - Florida Super Lawyers, 2010

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Address

231 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720

Publication

Articles

  • Assisted C. Allen Watts with the update of "Impact Fees in Florida", Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Section Treatise, June 2008 and June 2010.
  • With Mark A. Watts, drafted update of "Legal Authority to Establish Stormwater Utilities," Establishing a Stormwater Utility in Florida, Florida Stormwater Association, 2013 Edition

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