George I. PlattManaging Partner
Areas of focus
- Government affairs
- Government and procurement consulting
- Land use
- Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Juris Doctor, Northeastern University
Known for his considerable experience in Governmental and Public Policy Law, George Platt’s skill helped him earn a reputation as a leading lawyer/lobbyist in Broward County. With more than 40 years in practice, he counsels clients on regulatory law, government contracts and procurement, land use, environmental law and related corporate issues. He is an “AV” or top-rated attorney in his field.
George has represented clients on some of South Florida’s major projects, including the Broward County Convention Center, Dolphins Stadium, development of Coral Springs and Parkland communities, the Bank Atlantic Center and the 450-acre Pembroke Pines Mitigation Bank as well as environmental projects across South Florida. He is heavily involved in government procurement issues and is known for his special expertise on Airport and Port matters.
George’s familiarity with local government is based not only on his legal work, but also on his years of government and civic involvement. As a Broward County Commissioner, Mr. Platt chaired the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Value Adjustment Board. He also served on the South Florida Regional Planning Council. He later served as a Commissioner on the Broward County Charter Review Commission. He currently serves as a Board Member and Chair of the Broward Performing Arts Center Authority.
George is widely respected for his lobbying work in state and local governments. He also served as Chairman (1984-1988) and State Committeeman (1996-2000) of the Broward County Democratic Party and as Treasurer of the Florida Democratic Party in 2000. Local, state and federal elected officials often call on him for advice and local publications consistently rank him among the 50 most influential people in Broward County.