Meet Our Team

Land Use & Development Counsel

Ian DeMello focuses his practice on land use, zoning and municipal law. He represents developers, individual landowners and municipalities on issues related to development approvals, permitting and zoning for multi-family, commercial, and institutional buildings. His practice also extends to administrative appeals and appellate matters before the Eleventh Judicial Circuit's Appellate Division and the Third District Court of Appeal.



University of Miami School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
University of Miami Business Law Review
American University (B.A., M.A. International Studies and U.S. Foreign Policy)

Government Service

Judicial Fellow, Honorable Robert N. Scola, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Law Clerk, Office of the City Attorney, City of Coral Gables


The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Member
Urban Land Institute, SE Florida/Caribbean Member


Florida Super Lawyers 2018-2023 Listed as a “Rising Star” for Land Use/Zoning

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