Douglas Nelson Burnett

Douglas Nelson Burnett

St. Johns Law Group
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Construction Law
  • Florida
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Mr. Burnett is the founder of St. Johns Law Group. Serving as Managing Partner, Mr. Burnett manages the day-to-day operations of the firm and is available to all clients as a resource to support the other attorneys in the firm. Mr. Burnett balances those responsibilities while maintaining an active real estate and development law practice. PRACTICE AREAS Local government law, including serving as general counsel for the St. Augustine – St. Johns County Airport Authority and the City of St. Augustine Beach, Florida. Mr. Burnett’s practice also includes real estate development, real property and construction litigation, land use planning, comprehensive planning and concurrency, development agreements, financing and transactional matters. Mr. Burnett has represented all participants in the real estate development business including landowners, developers, contractors, lenders and brokers. His experience includes management of sensitive and controversial applications for development approval. Mr. Burnett has also handled litigation of contested zoning matters before the trial and Appellate Courts. EXPERIENCE Former Assistant County Attorney in St. Johns County, Florida. Former Assistant State Attorney in St. Johns County, Florida. Former Shareholder at Rogers Towers, P.A. Regularly serves as outside counsel to local governments. Represents numerous landowners and developers in negotiating with local government to obtain Development Agreements and Impact Fee Credit Agreements. Represents landowners and developers seeking amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and vesting under the Comprehensive Plan. Successful plat and street vacations. Extensive trial experience, including over thirty jury trials and non-jury trials, as well as mediation and arbitration. Representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in disputes and lit

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Vietnamese: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Rogers Towers
St. Johns County Bar Association
Widener University School of Law
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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 146234
- Current
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St. Johns Law Group
104 Sea Grove Main Street
St Augustine, FL 32080
Telephone: (904) 495-0400
Cell: (904) 687-9126
Fax: (904) 495-0506
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