Land Use and Local Government Law and Litigation

The Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A.  provides legal services to private and public entities involved in complex land use disputes.  Hiring an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.  Before you decide, ask and I will provide free information about my experience and qualifications. 

law office of Robert k. Lincoln, p.a.


The Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln is a boutique law practice that represents developers, affected neighbors and local governments in litigating (or avoiding litigation over) complex disputes involving comprehensive plans, zoning codes, development agreements, state land use and environmental statutes and regulations, Sunshine Law issues, and other aspects of land use, zoning and local government law.   Opening in 2015, the Firm has received the only First Tier ranking in Sarasota in Land Use and Zoning Litigation by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The Firm’s land use and litigation practice is comprised of attorneys Robert K. Lincoln and Stacy Dillard-Spahn, along with our long-time Office Manager and Paralegal, Amra Dillard-Rickwa.  When you discuss your case you talk to us, and when research and writing needs to be done, it is done by attorneys Robert and Stacy, not a junior associate.  We pride ourselves on advising you based on experience and knowledge you can trust.

Robert brings the unique backgrounds of planner, researcher and professor to his land use law practice.  Prior to opening the Firm in 2015, Robert spent ten years at one of the area's largest law firms, where he led the land use litigation practice, handling numerous high profile cases.  Robert’s distinctive skills, knowledge, and reputation are the foundations of the Firm.  He is dedicated to employing innovation and comprehensive strategic thinking to your highly complicated land use and local government issues.

Stacy is the Firm’s Managing Partner and handles client relations and case management.  She brings a wide array of public and private sector litigation and management experience to the Firm’s land use practice.  Stacy works as a team with Robert, employing common sense, direct communication and her strong understanding of the various dynamics involved in land use matters.  Stacy’s skills complement Robert’s expertise, allowing the Firm to provide the highest levels of service and representation for even the most complex land use and local government development, permitting and litigation matters.





2055 Wood Street, Suite 206, Sarasota, FL 34237      Phone (941) 681-8700

Hiring an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask and I will send you free written information about my qualifications and experience. Additionally, the comments, statements and articles contained herein are general in nature and should not be relied upon as a basis for any legal opinion, action or conclusion on the part of the reader with respect to any particular set of facts or circumstances, or to establish an attorney-client relationship between us.