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Alan L.
Gabriel

Partner

Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 763-4242
agabriel@wsh-law.com

As a local government attorney with an expansive roster of municipal clients, Alan Gabriel’s work in the areas of transportation, education and land use has helped to shape the development of South Florida. Alan serves as general counsel for the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, is special counsel on concurrency and zoning matters for the School Board of Broward County and is the City Attorney for Marco Island.

As new technologies and population growth impact the needs of communities, Alan advises his clients on the legal issues, planning and infrastructure required to support these ongoing changes. He is a skilled negotiator who, when disputes arise, helps clients to address and resolve issues through mediation.

Alan serves as special magistrate for code enforcement for the City of Pompano Beach and the Town of Davie. He also represents the cities of Tamarac, Pembroke Pines, Lighthouse Point, Coral Springs, Lauderdale Lakes and Margate.

Alan was raised in South Florida and is a longtime resident of Fort Lauderdale.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Attorneys’ Real Estate Council of Broward County, Board of Directors, 2014-2019
  • Fort Lauderdale Forum, Chair, 2013-present
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Visioning Committee, 2009–2013
  • NW Progresso-Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Fort Lauderdale, 2007–2019
  •  City of Fort Lauderdale, Marine Advisory Board,2006-2007
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Planning and Zoning Board, 2000-2006; Chairperson 2005-2006; Vice Chair 2004-2005
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Alternate and Appointed Member of Board of Adjustment, 1999-2000
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Alternate Member of Code Enforcement Board, 1996-1999
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Community Services Board, 1994-1996
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Cemeteries Board of Trustees, 1991-1994; Chairman 1992 – 1994
  • Coral Ridge Homeowners’ Association, Fort Lauderdale, Board of Governors, 1998-1999
  • City of Dania, Unsafe Structures Board, 1986-1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans, Member of U.S. Registries, 1995-2019
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, since 1995

Practice Areas

Admissions

Florida, 1979


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1979


U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1979

Education

Nova University Center for the Study of Law, J.D., 1979


University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 1975

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