Nick Batty

Nick Batty

Associate
nick@smithhawks.com
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J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude

B.S., University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications, cum laude

Nick Batty focuses his practice on navigating the complex state and local regulatory schemes governing land use and development in the Florida Keys. A former extern with the City of Key West Office of the City Attorney and the Monroe County Office of the County Attorney, he represents clients in a variety of contexts involving land use and regulatory matters and, where necessary, related litigations.

Recent Representations

  • Representation of owners of environmentally sensitive properties in code enforcement fine mitigation actions
  • Representation of challenged wastewater treatment plant expansion at State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings
  • Representation of property management companies in State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation proceedings
  • Representation of various commercial interests in ad valorem property tax challenges
  • Representation of property Management Company in complex real property and management contract asset sale and structuring attendant securitization
  • Representation of various developers in Monroe County and the City of Key West in inclusionary housing compliance and development right transfers
  • Defense of challenged Rate of Growth Ordinance exemption determinations
  • Advisement of developers in determination of development rights and development feasibility for various Florida Keys projects
  • Representation of developers in partnership and corporate disputes and litigations
  • Representation of commercial and residential property owners before HARC, Planning Board, and City Commission
  • Representation of condominium associations in drafting and interpretation of condominium documents and determination of rights and responsibilities

Memberships

  • Florida State Bar
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Florida Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate
  • Key West Gator Club