Burr & Forman

Vivien J. Monaco

Vivien J. Monaco
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.B.A., Stetson University
  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law
  • Chair, Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • Past Chair and member of the City, County and Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • Greater Orlando Builders Association, Board of Directors and Chair of the Government Affairs Committee
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)
  • Martindale-Hubbell„™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite List for Environmental & Land Use Law, 2014
  • Best Lawyers In America, Government Relations Practice (2013-2018)
  • Best Lawyers, "Lawyer of the Year," Government Relations Practice, Orlando, Florida (2016)
  • Greater Orlando Builders Association, Associate of the Year (2016)
  • Presidential Citation for Continued Leadership in Government Affairs by the Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA)

Counsel | Orlando, FL

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Environment & Land Use Public Finance Real Estate

Vivien serves as Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group with a focus on serving public and private real estate clients in areas related to environmental, land use, zoning, growth management law, and local government issues. This focus includes assisting clients with matters relating to transportation, impact fee, permitting, approvals, entitlement issues, and bid protests.

Vivien assist clients in matters related to public finance, including representation of issuers, financial institutions, underwriters, and investors in connection with the public and private offering of municipal and corporate securities.

Vivien is a Florida Bar Board-Certified lawyer in City, County and Local Government Law and served for 15 years as an Assistant County Attorney for the Orange County Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant County Attorney, Vivien represented and advised the County Mayor, Board of County Commissioners and departments and divisions on a variety of matters relating to planning, zoning, land use, transportation, impact fees, and concurrency. Her experience with the County Attorney’s Office also encompassed negotiating contracts with property owners and developers, representing the county in appellate litigation, and drafting ordinances and resolutions. She also drafted proposed amendments to state legislation for the county.

Vivien currently serves as Chair of the Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar, and is the former chair of the City, County and Local Government Section.  Aside from her practice, she also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Barry University School of Law in the areas of Florida constitutional law and land use law.