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Focus Areas:

Government Relations
Land Use and Environmental Law
Real Estate

Practice Areas:

Real Estate
Land Use and Environmental Law
Government Relations

Industries Served:

Infrastructure and Transportation
Real Estate

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1980
New York, 1982


U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida, 1979
J.D., Juris Doctor , cum laude

New York University
New York, New York, 1976
B.A., Bachelor of Arts


The Florida Bar
Chamber of the Palm Beaches
Economic Council of Palm Beach County
Executive Committee

Clifford I. Hertz P.A.

West Palm Beach   

Mr. Clifford Hertz is a Partner in the West Palm Beach office of Broad and Cassel. He is Co-Chair of the Firm's Land Use and Environmental Law department and a member of the Real Estate and Government Relations Practice Groups. Mr. Hertz is also a member of the Firm's Management Committee.

  • Mr. Hertz is actively representing entrepreneurial and institutional clients in a variety of highly significant real estate and land use and governmental matters.
  • Mr. Hertz has extensive knowledge of Palm Beach County local government matters and real estate as a result of his practice and background.
  • Mr. Hertz's experience with real estate developers includes working on every aspect of property development with clients from the acquisition of land until the client sells the property and/or turns the land over to an association.
  • Mr. Hertz offers a complete range of legal services to his clients. He serves as general counsel, providing day-to-day representation, to many local, national and international companies.
  • Mr. Hertz works extensively on land use matters and zoning changes for some of the Firm's largest clients.
  • He also works with attorneys throughout Broad and Cassel on affordable housing projects including bonds, tax credits, real estate issues and corporate agreements.
  • Most recently, Mr. Hertz has been recognized for achieving top rankings in Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers and Land Use Law by Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers.
  • He was named the Best Lawyers 2014 and 2017 West Palm Beach Land Use & Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year." Mr. Hertz was also named a "Top Lawyer" in healthcare by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2017.
Mr. Hertz is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest available rating to attorneys. He is a member of the Board of Directors and legal counsel to BIZPAC, a leading business community political action committee.

Honors and Awards

  • Named a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide  
  • "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2012 - 2014, 2016, 2017 
  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®", 2011 - 2017
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers  - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2010-2017 
  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Named Best Lawyers 2014 and 2017 West Palm Beach Land Use & Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" 

Press Releases


Press Release


38 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, Nine Honored as Rising Stars


24 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named to Chambers USA 2017


Broad and Cassel Honored as a 2017 Top Law Firm: Guide honors 18 firm attorneys


45 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers® in America, Four Selected as Lawyers of the Year