University of Florida (J.D., 2001)
University of Florida (B.A., 1998, Cum Laude)
Jason R. Gabriel is the General Counsel. Mr. Gabriel joined the Office of General Counsel in March 2010. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Mr. Gabriel specialized in the areas of Land Use, Zoning, and Local Government Law as well as Real Estate and Financial Transactions, Development and Preservation initiatives, with the law firm of Edwards Cohen. Mr. Gabriel represented and counseled clients in various Land Use and Zoning matters, navigating through the various regulatory, permitting and approval processes, as well as negotiating, drafting and handling multi-faceted Commercial and Real Estate transactions and closings.
Mr. Gabriel currently provides counsel in the areas of City, County and Local Government law including Constitutional Law, Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Planning and Development, Community Redevelopment, Economic Development, Elections Law, Ethics, Procurement, Legislative Affairs, Labor and Employment, General Litigation and Public Finance.
Mr. Gabriel received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Florida in 1998 with a major in Philosophy, and a Juris Doctorate Degree, from the University of Florida in 2001.
While in law school Mr. Gabriel clerked for the Honorable Toby S. Monaco in the 8th Judicial Circuit of Florida, and served as a Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy Teaching Assistant.
Mr. Gabriel is a member of the Florida Bar, a member of the City County and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar, and a member of the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida. Mr. Gabriel is an active member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association ("IMLA"), Florida Association of County Attorneys ("FACA") and participates in the Florida League of Cities ("FLC") municipal attorneys association.
Mr. Gabriel has been recognized as a Legal EliteTM attorney by Florida Trend Magazine and has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatingTM by Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Gabriel is a Board Certified Specialist, as designated by the Florida Bar, in City, County & Local Government Law.