Real Estate Law & Land Use Zoning
Boca Raton | Palm Beach | Ft Laud

561-405-3300

Bonnie Miskel

Ms. Miskel is currently a Senior Partner with Dunay, Miskel and Backman, LLP, and has been practicing in land use, zoning and regulatory law for 24 years. She is qualified as a land use and zoning expert witness in quasi-judicial proceedings; she has represented public and private sector clients in connection with Chapter 166, 163 and 380, Florida Statutes; represented private sector in over 50 variances and waivers over the past 24 years; represented over 50 code enforcement matters throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties; prepared and processed text amendments to Land Development and Zoning Code Regulations; prepared Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendments in cities and counties; represented clients in connection with Developments of Regional Impacts; and she is well versed in Chapters 380, 163, 177 and other regulatory chapters of Florida law. She has represented clients before School Boards, Board of County Commissioners, City Commissions, FDOT and other Governmental Agencies and Housing Authority Boards.

Born: Weymouth, MA June 5, 1959
Admitted to Florida Bar 1992
Practice Area: Land Use & Zoning, Government Relations, Environmental Law, Administrative Law

Education:

  • Juris Doctorate – Cum Laude, 1992
    Nova Southeastern University Law School
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Law Review
    Member of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • Bachelor of Arts – Cum Laude, 1981
    Wesleyan University
    Middletown, Connecticut

Experience:

  • Partner, January 2013 – Present
    Dunay, Miskel and Backman, LLP
    Practice Area: Land Use, Zoning, and Regulatory Law​
    • Senior Partner (24 years in land use and zoning practice)
    • Qualified as a land use and zoning expert witness in quasi-judicial proceedings
    • Represented public and private sector clients in connection with Chapter 166, 163 and 380, Florida Statutes; represented private sector in over 50 variances and waivers over the past 24 years; represented over 50 code enforcement matters throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties; prepared and processed text amendments to Land Development and Zoning Code Regulations; prepared Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendments in cities and counties; represented clients in connection with Developments of Regional Impacts; well versed in Chapters 380, 163, 177 and other regulatory chapters of Florida law
    • Represented clients before School Boards, Board of County Commissioners, City Commissions, FDOT and other Governmental Agencies and Housing Authority Boards
  • Partner, March 2007 – December 2012
    Siegel, Lipman, Dunay, Shepard & Miskel, LLP
    Practice Area: Land Use, Zoning, and Regulatory Law
  • Attorney and shareholder, September 1992 – February 2007
    Ruden, McCloskey, Smith, Schuster & Russell
    Practice Area: Land Use, Zoning, and Regulatory Law Managing Partner in 2006 and 2007

Memberships and Organizations of Affiliation:

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Broward and Palm Beach Planners Association
  • Legacy Bank, Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • The Florida Bar Land Use and Environmental Section
  • The Florida Bar City, County and Local Governmental Law Section South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Board Positions:

  • Board of Directors for Legacy Bank 2008 – 2012
  • Board of Directors for City of Hope, Broward Section
Contact Info: 

Bonnie Miskel
Dunay, Miskel, and Backman, LLP
14 Southeast 4th Street
Suite 36
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

561-405-3321 (phone)
561-409-2341 (fax)

BMiskel@dmbblaw.com