STUART, Fla. - Florida attorney Alan DeSerio, a land use and condemnation practitioner with broad experience in both the private and public sectors, has joined Pacific Legal Foundation as managing attorney with PLF's East Coast (Atlantic Center) office here.
Founded in 1973, PLF is the nation's premier property rights watchdog organization, litigating nationwide for limited government, constitutional property rights, individual liberty and a balanced approach to environmental regulations. PLF's Atlantic Center office opened in Florida in 1998 and has taken a leading role in defending property rights throughout the Sunshine State and along the East Coast.
DeSerio's decades-long career as a Florida land use/eminent domain attorney includes work as a condemnation appellate attorney with the Florida Department of Transportation and 15 years with Brigham Moore LLP, a leading eminent domain law firm. In recent years, he has developed a practice limited to appellate work and mediation of eminent domain and land use matters.
DeSerio is widely published in legal and policy journals, and has authored or coauthored chapters in seminal books on the law of eminent domain. He is also a frequent speaker at legal forums and legal education programs, on eminent domain, planning and zoning law, and appellate practice, among other topics.