Dan Lobeck is the Managing Partner of the firm. He has represented condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations and similar clients since 1980. Prior to that, he was on the staff of the Bureau of Condominiums in Tallahassee, with primary responsibility for proposing and drafting new rules and statutes. Dan has been active with various statewide organizations which seek to influence condominium and HOA law, including service for two years as state legislative chairman of Community Associations Institute. He has also lectured extensively on topics of association law and co-authored a Florida Bar law textbook for attorneys, in both the first and the new current editions.
Dan Lobeck has also been recognized locally for his community involvement. In 1998, he was named by Gulf Coast Business Review as one of the fifty most influential business people in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. In 2016, he was named by Sarasota Magazine as one of the “25 Most Influential Men and Women in Sarasota Today”, in an article headlined “Power Players” and promoted on the magazine cover as “Who Runs This Town?” The only attorney so honored (other than a judge and a county commissioner), he was identified as an attorney who specializes in condominium law who also strives to protect the public interest in matters concerning land use and development.
Also, over the past 30 years Dan has developed land use law as a significant part of the firm’s practice, concerning such matters as rezonings, site plans, special exceptions and comprehensive plan amendments. We assist associations and individuals in seeking to influence or challenge land use changes as well as developers who seek responsible revisions.