DAVID SMOLKER is the Managing Shareholder of Smolker Bartlett. His practice encompasses local land use/zoning representation and administrative, civil trial and appellate practice in the areas of land use/zoning, comprehensive planning, environmental permitting, water, wetlands, submerged land rights, eminent domain, and inverse condemnation, including regulatory takings. He also is also experienced in real estate and land development law. Mr. Smolker’s clients include private landowners, local and national developers and government agencies. He has also twice served as General Counsel to New College of Florida. He regularly writes and lectures on a wide variety of land use, environmental law and property rights topics. A former city planner, he co-authored the City of Bradenton Comprehensive Plan of 1979 and, following graduation from law school, served as Pasco County’s chief assistant county attorney. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Claims, the U.S Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of New College of Florida (BA, Environmental Studies) and the University of Florida College of Law (JD).