Matthew H. Scott

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Matthew H. Scott is a director with Tripp Scott, P.A. in its land use and government relations department.  Matt has developed a diverse practice that includes real estate development and government relations work, municipal and zoning law matters, and commercial real estate transactions. He provides advice and counsel to developers and landowners during the various stages of the entitlement process. With extensive experience and contacts in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Matt has in-depth knowledge of South Florida development and applies his expertise to guide clients through the frequently complex government permitting process. Typically, clients engage Matt to coordinate application submittals with multiple design professionals, to create strategies for obtaining government approval, to work with elected officials, city staff, and neighbors to build consensus, and to present the project effectively at public hearings to obtain final approval. He also regularly assists clients with code variances, conditional use applications, code enforcement matters, procurement issues, and commercial real estate transactions.

Recent Representative Matters:

Conditional Use Permit for 266-Bed Behavioral Hospital in Oakland Park

Site Plan Approval for Hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Variances for Car Wash in Pompano Beach

Site, Landscape, and Architectural Elevation Plan Approval for Car Dealership in Delray Beach

Special Exception and Site Plan Approval for Convenience Store and Gas Station in Margate

Sign Variance and Lease Negotiation for Parking Facility Operator in Dania Beach

Easement Abandonment in Palm Beach County

Special Exception Approval for Laboratory in Village of Palm Springs

Site Plan Approval for Car Dealership in Town of Davie


  • Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

    Major: International Political Science, Major: U.S.-China Relations, Minor: Mandarin Chinese

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

    Honors: Cum Laude

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Class XX Fort Lauderdale Enterprise Zone Development Agency Advisory Board-
  • Leadership Fort Lauderdale-
  • Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association- Foundation Board Member
  • Fort Lauderdale Board of Adjustment- Alternate Board Member
  • Fort Lauderdale Nuisance Abatement- Former Board Member
  • Special Olympics-Broward County- Honorary Board Member

Previous Employment

  • Hon. Jeffrey R. Levenson,- Intern
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