A litigator who has handled over 80 jury trials and appeals involving land disputes throughout Florida, Mitch Burnstein is one of the state’s most influential lawyers in property rights lawsuits involving eminent domain, inverse condemnation and constitutional takings.
Mitch has served as lead counsel in hundreds of condemnation matters across Florida on behalf of public sector clients, private property owners, businesses and utilities. His condemnation experience covers a wide range of governmental purposes, including transportation, right of way creation, and roadway expansion; construction of schools, libraries, civic centers, jails, public works, utilities, and electrical facilities; community redevelopment; affordable housing; environmental protection; drainage; watershed; and recreation. He has litigated all categories of damage claims (value of property taken, severance damages, business damages, cost to cure, apportionment, federal and state relocation benefits, trade fixtures, attorney’s fees, expert’s fees, and litigation costs) involving a broad range of property interests (fee, tenancy, easement, concession, and restrictive covenants).
Mitch previously served as a lead prosecutor in the Broward State Attorney’s Office and as a senior litigator in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. He has been called upon to serve as an expert witness in property matters.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1990
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 1995
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1989
Emory University, B.A., Economics, 1986
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