Daniel E. Taylor
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
PHONE 954-525-7500
FAX 954-761-8475
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Daniel E. Taylor, Daniel E. Taylor, a director with Tripp Scott, is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated attorney with more than 45 years of legal experience providing clients throughout South Florida with strategic counsel on governmental, regulatory, environmental and land-use issues. He also serves as the chair of the firm’s commercial real estate practice.

Taylor has experience in handling complex permitting, land-use and compliance issues and has represented Florida's largest recycler of solid waste and construction and demolition debris. He has also assisted major national retailers and other large companies in meeting requirements for expansion to South Florida and has successfully represented manufacturing and construction companies in regulatory compliance matters.

Prior to joining Tripp Scott in 1994, Taylor served as chief of the environmental law section for the Broward County Attorney's Office. He has handled land-use and environmental litigation at the trial and appellate levels and has presented cases before federal and local agencies. Additionally, he has drafted and updated environmental ordinances regulating air quality, wetlands and hazardous materials.
Active in community organizations, Taylor has served the City of Boca Raton as chairman of its Environmental Advisory Board, and he has served on the city's Environmentally Sensitive Lands Selection Committee. In addition, he served as President of the Board of Directors of the Leadership Broward Foundation and Chairman of the Board for the Broward Partnership for the Homeless Inc. He previously served on the advisory board for the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

Taylor is a charter member of the Florida Bar's government lawyer section. He served on the board of the Petroleum Industry Association of Florida and is a past vice chairman of the Broward County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Dan spent 21 years in the U.S. Army as a military officer with overseas tours in Vietnam, France and Berlin, Germany.  A retired colonel with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, Taylor holds a LL.M from the New York University School of Law and a juris doctor and bachelor's degree from the University of Florida.

Licensed to practice:

Honors & Awards
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law
Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Energy/Environmental Law
Florida Trend Legal Elite
Super Lawyer

Areas of Practice:
Governmental Affairs
Environmental Law
Commercial Real Estate

Litigation Percentage:
10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Supreme Court

New York University School of Law, New York, New York

University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Assistant Professor, Department of Law, United States Military Academy

Chief, International Law Division, Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1983 - 1986

Guest Lecturer at law schools of William & Mary and University of Virginia

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Charlottesville Committee on Foreign Relations, 1983 - 1986

Jessup International Moot Court Comp. ASIL, 1984

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1983

Broward County Bar Association, 1994
Chairman, Law Day Committee

The Florida Bar, Government Lawyers Section, 1990 - 1995
Member, Environmental and Land Use Committee

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Boca Raton City Council Environmental Advisory Board

Boca Raton
Environmentally Sensitive Lands Selection Committee

Leadership Broward Foundation
Board of Directors

Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Inc.
Board of Directors

Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Advisory Board

The Florida Bar, Government Lawyer Section
Charter Member

Petroleum Industry Association of Florida

Broward County Bar Association
Vice Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee

Past Employment Positions:
Broward County Attorney's Office, Chief, Environmental Law Section

Broward County, Assistant Attorney, 1993

U.S. Army, Retired Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps.


In the News:

Trippscott Press Releases:

South Florida Legal Guide Names Tripp Scott Attorneys, Firm to Best Lawyer Listing

South Florida Legal Guide Names Tripp Scott Attorneys, Firm to Best Lawyer Listing

Five Attorneys with Tripp Scott Named Top Lawyers in South Florida Legal Guide

Tripp Scott’s Dennis Smith and Dan Taylor Receive Valor Awards from the American Diabetes Association

South Florida Legal Guide Names Tripp Scott Attorneys, Firm To Best Lawyer Listing

Daniel E. Taylor Re-Elected Chairman of the Board for the Broward Partnership for the Homeless

Six Tripp Scott Attorneys Take Top Honors in 2011 Florida Super Lawyer Magazine

Four Tripp Scott Attorneys Named Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Trippscott Publications:

Chairman of the board of the Broward directorship for the homeless