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- Land Use and Zoning Matters
- Governmental Affairs
- Real Estate Transactions
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2015
— Dean’s Merit Scholarship, 2011-2015
— University of Miami Law Review
— Order of the Coif
— Student Award from the Florida Bar City,
County and Local Government Law Section
— Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award
— Criminal Procedure, Spring 2013
— Innovation, Technology & Legal Profession,
— Real Property & Government, Fall 2014
- B.A., Columbia University, 2011
- Urban Land Institute
- Cuban American Bar Association
- Belen Alumni Lawyers Section
- Belen Architecture, Construction, Real Estate & Engineering Section (ACRES)
Gregory L. Fontela
Gregory brings to the firm significant experience in land use, planning, zoning and environmental law in his role as an associate.
At the top of his class at the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, Gregory used his time away from formal studies to work with a number of law firms and government entities to develop his knowledge in the areas he was most passionate about.
As a law clerk for a local firm, he executed full zoning analyses for a variety of properties; researched and drafted memoranda regarding land development regulations at the local and state levels; and navigated the proper avenues to acquire documents and information from a variety of departments to aid clients’ property developments through the regulatory processes.
Gregory also served as an Honors Law Clerk in Washington, D.C. for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement, where he researched issues and drafted memoranda regarding a variety of technical and legal environmental issues; prepared and researched information for meetings and negotiations between the EPA and Clean Air Act violators; and executed the final review and edit of the premier practice guidance document regarding the administrative enforcement mechanisms of the Clean Air Act.
Gregory received his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, with a specialization in Economics, from Columbia University. He earned All-Ivy honors on the Rugby Football Club and he was a member of the school’s varsity football team.
While an undergraduate, Gregory spent a summer as an Intern/Assistant to the Department Director of the City of Miami Planning Department, where he helped with planning initiatives and gained firsthand knowledge and experience with the Miami 21 zoning code through attendance and participation in meetings that led to the passing of the bill at the end of the internship.
At the University of Miami School of Law, he graduated towards the top of his class and received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship every year. He was a member of the prestigious University of Miami Law Review and Order of the Coif; received the Student Award from the Florida City, County and Local Government Law Section; and was honored with the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award in Criminal Procedure; Innovation, Technology & the Legal Profession; and Real Property & Government.
Gregory is involved in several professional organizations, including the Urban Land Institute; Cuban American Bar Association; Belen Alumni Lawyers Section; and Belen’s Architecture, Construction, Real Estate & Engineering Section (ACRES).