Contact Information:

561.832.3300
561.655.1109
chertz@broadandcassel.com

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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
Telecommunications
Energy

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1980
New York, 1982

Courts:

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education:

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

Affiliations:

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

Clifford I. Hertz P.A.

Partner
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 
  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®", 2011 - 2017
     
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers  - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2010-2016 
  • 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

Date

Press Release

5/27/2017

24 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named to Chambers USA 2017

12/16/2016

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

8/16/2016

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

6/9/2016

34 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, 12 Honored as Rising Stars